høne

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Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse hœna, from Proto-Germanic *hōnijǭ, related to *hanjō, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *kan- (to sing), *kana-.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /hœːnə/, [ˈhœːnə], [ˈhœːn̩]
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

høne c (singular definite hønen, plural indefinite høner or høns)

  1. hen
  2. chicken (as a food)
  3. (only plural) chicken, (Gallus)

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Norwegian Wikipedia has an article on:

Wikipedia no

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse hœna, from Proto-Germanic *hōnijǭ, related to *hanjō, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *kan- (to sing), *kana-.

Noun[edit]

høne m, f (definite singular høna or hønen, indefinite plural høner or høns, definite plural hønene)

  1. a hen (female bird of Gallus gallus domesticus, and some other species).
  2. a fanny (UK slang)

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The plural høns is listed separately in dictionaries, and can also mean males and females collectively.

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Norwegian Nynorsk Wikipedia has an article on:

Wikipedia nn

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse hœna, from Proto-Germanic *hōnijǭ, related to *hanjō, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *kan- (to sing), *kana-.

Noun[edit]

høne f (definite singular høna, indefinite plural høner or høns, definite plural hønene)

  1. a hen (as above)
  2. a fanny (UK slang)

Usage notes[edit]

The plural høns is listed separately in dictionaries, and can also mean males and females collectively.

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