høj

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See also: hoj and höj

Danish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /hɔjˀ/, [ˈhʌjˀ]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Danish høgh, from Old Norse (east) *haugʀ, (west) hár, hór, from Proto-Germanic *hauhaz, *haugaz (high), cognate with Norwegian Nynorsk høg, Norwegian Bokmål høy, Swedish hög, English high, German hoch, Dutch hooch.

Adjective[edit]

høj (neuter højt, plural and definite singular attributive høje, comparative højere, superlative (predicative) højest, superlative (attributive) højeste)

  1. high (.g. building, price, heel, grass)
  2. tall (e.g. person, building, tree)
  3. loud (e.g. voice, noise)
  4. high (from drugs)
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Danish høgh, from Old Norse haugr, from Proto-Germanic *haugaz (height, high place, hill), cognate with Norwegian haug, Swedish hög, Old High German houc. Frankish *haug was borrowed to Old French ahuge (huge), hence English huge.

Noun[edit]

høj c (singular definite højen, plural indefinite høje)

  1. hill
  2. hillock, mound
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