jomfru

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Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Low German junkvruwe (maiden).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /jɔmfru/, [ˈjʌmfʁ̥o]

Noun[edit]

jomfru c

  1. maiden, virgin
  2. Virgo (someone with a Virgo star sign)

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Low German junkvruwe, and Old Norse jungfrú, jumfrú

Noun[edit]

jomfru f, m (definite singular jomfrua or jomfruen, indefinite plural jomfruer, definite plural jomfruene)

  1. a virgin (girl or woman who has never had sexual intercourse)
    jomfru Maria - Virgin Mary
  2. (gammel jomfru) an old maid (derogatory) or spinster (older woman who has never married)
  3. a Virgo (someone born under that star sign)

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Low German junkvruwe, and Old Norse jungfrú, jumfrú

Noun[edit]

jomfru f (definite singular jomfrua, indefinite plural jomfruer, definite plural jomfruene)

  1. a virgin (as above)
    jomfru Maria - Virgin Mary
  2. (gammal / gamal jomfru) an old maid or spinster (as above)
  3. a Virgo (as above)

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