grundläggare

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Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

grundlägga +‎ -are, like German Grundleger. Used for a mason of foundations since c. 1870. The other sense is older, known in Swedish since 1746, and most likely borrowed from German.

Noun[edit]

grundläggare c

  1. a mason who lays the foundation (to a building)
  2. a founder (one who establishes an organization, a business, a city, etc.)

Declension[edit]

Inflection of grundläggare 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative grundläggare grundläggaren grundläggare grundläggarna
Genitive grundläggares grundläggarens grundläggares grundläggarnas

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