grym

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Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse grimmr, from Proto-Germanic *grimmaz.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɡrʏm/
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Adjective[edit]

grym (comparative grymmare, superlative grymmast)

  1. cruel (not nice), mean, heartless, sinister, grim
  2. (colloquial) cool, nice; awesome, amazing, fantastic
    • 2004, Magnus Uggla, song lyrics
      Hon är grejen, värsta grymma tjejen
      She's the thing, the best awesome gal

Declension[edit]

Inflection of grym
Indefinite Positive Comparative Superlative2
Common singular grym grymmare grymmast
Neuter singular grymt grymmare grymmast
Plural grymma grymmare grymmast
Definite Positive Comparative Superlative
Masculine singular1 grymme grymmare grymmaste
All grymma grymmare grymmaste
1) Only used, optionally, to refer to things whose natural gender is masculine.
2) The indefinite superlative forms are only used in the predicative.

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Welsh[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Celtic *grendsmu, from Proto-Indo-European *gʰredʰ-.[1] Cognate with Latin gradus (step).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

grym m (plural grymoedd)

  1. power, might, force
    Synonyms: nerth, gallu, cryfder, cadernid

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Mutation[edit]

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
grym rym ngrym unchanged
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References[edit]

  1. ^ R. J. Thomas, G. A. Bevan, P. J. Donovan, A. Hawke et al., editors (1950–present) , “grym”, in Geiriadur Prifysgol Cymru Online (in Welsh), University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh & Celtic Studies