hög

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See also: hog and høg

Icelandic[edit]

Adjective[edit]

hög

  1. the nominative feminine singular form of the strong inflection of the adjective hagur(dexterous, handy)
  2. the nominative plural neuter form of the strong inflection of the adjective hagur(dexterous, handy)
  3. the accusative plural neuter form of the strong inflection of the adjective hagur(dexterous, handy)

Swedish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Swedish hø̄gher, from Proto-Germanic *haugaz, variant of *hauhaz, from Proto-Indo-European *kewk-, a suffixed form of *kew-. Cognate with Norwegian høg and Danish høj.

Adjective[edit]

hög (comparative högre, superlative högst)

  1. high; which reaches a great distance from the ground or is located a great distance from the ground
  2. of a quantity or value: high, great or large
    Jag betalar alldeles för hög ränta
    My interest rate is way too high
  3. high-pitched
  4. loud; strong sound
  5. (slang) under heavy influence of drugs or narcotics
    Hög som ett hus.
Declension[edit]
Inflection of hög
Indefinite/attributive Positive Comparative Superlative2
Common singular hög högre högst
Neuter singular högt högre högst
Plural höga högre högst
Definite Positive Comparative Superlative
Masculine singular1 höge högre högste
All höga högre högsta
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.
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Swedish hø̄gher, from Old Norse haugr, from Proto-Germanic *haugaz, from Proto-Indo-European *kowk-, *kewk-.

Noun[edit]

hög c

  1. a pile, a heap
Declension[edit]
Inflection of hög 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative hög högen högar högarna
Genitive högs högens högars högarnas
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