himmel

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Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse himinn. Influenced by German Himmel.

Noun[edit]

himmel c (singular definite himlen or himmelen, plural indefinite himle)

  1. sky
  2. heaven

Inflection[edit]


Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse himinn, ultimately from Proto-Germanic *himinaz (cloud cover, sky). Influenced by German Himmel.

Noun[edit]

himmel m (definite singular himmelen, indefinite plural himler, definite plural himlene)

  1. sky (atmosphere above a point)
  2. heaven (paradise)

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]


Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse himinn, ultimately from Proto-Germanic *himinaz (cloud cover, sky). Influenced by German Himmel.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

himmel m (definite singular himmelen, indefinite plural himlar, definite plural himlane)

  1. sky (atmosphere above a point)
  2. heaven (paradise)

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Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Swedish himil, from Old Saxon himil, from Proto-Germanic *himilaz. Replaced Old Swedish himin, Old Norse himinn.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

himmel c

  1. sky
  2. heaven

Usage notes[edit]

1. Alternative spellings for the definite singular exist:

  • himmelen - perhaps more often in reference to "heaven" as in "paradise"
  • himmeln

Similar for the genitive.
2. The dative singular himlom (instead of himmelen) is dated.

Declension[edit]

Declension of himmel 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative himmel himlen himlar himlarna
Genitive himmels himlens himlars himlarnas

References[edit]

  1. ^ himmel in Elof Hellquist, Svensk etymologisk ordbok (1st ed., 1922)