grund

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Dalmatian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin grandis, grandem.

Adjective[edit]

grund

  1. big, large, great

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Danish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɡron/, [ɡ̊ʁɔnˀ]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Norse grunnr ‎(shallow).

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Adjective[edit]

grund

  1. shallow

Inflection[edit]

Inflection of grund
Positive Comparative Superlative
Common singular grund
Neuter singular grundt
Plural grunde
Definite grunde

Etymology 2[edit]

A convergence of two Old Norse words, grund ‎(a plain) and grunn ‎(a shallow).

Noun[edit]

grund c (singular definite grunden, plural indefinite grunde)

  1. reason (a cause)
  2. motive (incentive to act; a reason)
  3. argument (a reason)
  4. cause
  5. ground
  6. soil
  7. shoal
  8. site, plot
  9. foundation
  10. basis
  11. priming
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Etymology 3[edit]

See grunde ‎(to ground, establish, ponder).

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grund

  1. imperative of grunde

Icelandic[edit]

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Noun[edit]

grund f ‎(genitive singular grundar, nominative plural grundir)

  1. ground
    Ég er kominn aftur á íslenska grund.
    I've returned to Icelandic ground.

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Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *grunduz.

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grund m ‎(nominative plural grundas)

  1. ground, foundation, abyss, hell, plain, country land, earth
    Ǽlc sǽ ðeáh heó deóp sý hæfþ grund on ðære eorþan.
    Every sea, tho it be deep, hath its bottom in the earth.

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Old Norse[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Related to Old Norse grunn ‎(shallow, shoal). Possibly derived from Old Norse gróa ‎(to grow).

Noun[edit]

grund f (genitive grundar, plural grundir)

  1. green field, grassy plain

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References[edit]

  • grund in Geir T. Zoëga (1910) A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic, Oxford: Clarendon Press

Old Saxon[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *grunduz.

Noun[edit]

grund m

  1. ground, foundation, abyss, plain, earth

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Scots[edit]

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grund ‎(plural grunds)

  1. (South Scots) ground

Synonyms[edit]

  • groond (other Scots dialects)

Swedish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Norse grunnr ‎(shallow).

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Adjective[edit]

grund (comparative grundare, superlative grundast)

  1. shallow

Declension[edit]

Inflection of grund
Indefinite/attributive Positive Comparative Superlative2
Common singular grund grundare grundast
Neuter singular grunt grundare grundast
Plural grunda grundare grundast
Definite Positive Comparative Superlative
Masculine singular1 grunde grundare grundaste
All grunda grundare grundaste
1) Only used, optionally, to refer to things whose natural gender is masculine.
2) The indefinite superlative forms are only used in an attributive role.

Etymology 2[edit]

A convergence of two Old Norse words, grund ‎(a plain) and grunn ‎(a shallow).

Noun[edit]

grund c

  1. ground, land
    Huset är byggt på ofri grund.
    The house is built on non-freehold property.
  2. the foundation of a building; the part of the outer walls of a house which extends below the level of the floor, and down to the ground.
  3. a fundament, a foundation, a basis, fundamentals; what other constructions (physical or metaphorical) rely on
  4. cause; reason
  5. a shallow in water

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Inflection of grund 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative grund grunden grunder grunderna
Genitive grunds grundens grunders grundernas

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Noun[edit]

grund n

  1. An area of shallow water in a large body of water, which causes a potential danger to boats or ships.

Declension[edit]

Inflection of grund 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative grund grundet grund grunden
Genitive grunds grundets grunds grundens

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