husbonde

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Middle English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old English hūsbonda. Equivalent to hus +‎ bonde.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈhuːsbɔnd/, /ˈhuːsboːnd/, /ˈhusband/

Noun[edit]

husbonde (plural husbondes)

  1. married male, husband
  2. head of a household
  3. farmer, villein

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Swedish[edit]

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 husbonde on Swedish Wikipedia

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse húsbóndi. Cognate to English husband (more cognates: see there).

Noun[edit]

husbonde c

  1. master
    Marknadskrafterna är en bra dräng, men de är en dålig husbonde. - Market forces are a good servant, but a bad master.