grevling

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From Middle Low German, related to the verb grava, (to dig)

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grevling m (definite singular grevlingen, indefinite plural grevlingar, definite plural grevlingane)

  1. a European badger, Meles meles
  2. a badger, a shortlegged omnivorous animal of the subfamily, Melinae
    • 1919, Anders Hovden, Rudningsmenn:
      Nedi myri ber det til paa spreng, dei grev seg som grevlingar ned i jordi, so berre moldspruten stend um dei []
      In the bog, they are working like mad, they are digging into the ground like badgers, the soil flying up around them []

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