kæmpe

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Danish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Low German kempe.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /kɛmbə/, [ˈkʰɛmb̥ə]

Adjective[edit]

kæmpe

  1. gigantic, colossal
  2. giant

Noun[edit]

kæmpe c (singular definite kæmpen, plural indefinite kæmper)

  1. giant
  2. (archaic) warrior
    • 1819, Adam Oehlenschläger, "Der er et yndigt land", the Danish anthem
      Der sad i fordums tid / de harniskklædte kæmper, / udhvilede fra strid ...
      There sat in times past / the armored warriors, / rested from strife ...
    • 1778, Johannes Ewald, Kong Christian stod ved høje mast, the second Danish anthem
      O, Nordhav! Glimt af Wessel brød / din mørke sky. / Da ty'de kæmper til dit skød; / thi med ham lynte skræk og død.
      O, North Sea! A glimpse of Wessel broke / your dark cloud. / Then warriors sought refuge in your womb; / for with him, terror and death flashed.
    • 1821, Carl Christian Rafn, Nordiske Kaempe-Historier: efter Islandske Haandskriften. Konnig Hrolf Krakes Saga, page 148
      Skulde er nu ogsaa selv kommen til Kampen, og ansporer med Hidsighed sine Uhyrer, til at gaae lös paa Kong Hrolf; thi hun seer, at hans Kæmper ikke ere ham nær; ...
      Skulde herself has now also arrived at the battle, and hot-headedly encourages her monsters to attack king Hrolf; for she sees that his warriors are not close to him; ...
    • 1872, Friedrich Ludwig Aemilius Kunzen, Christian Barnekow, Musik til Gyrithe eller Danmarks Frelse: Skuespil af L. Kruse, page 23
      I sin Magt Kong Sigvard skuer! hos ham staar hans Kæmpe bold, hos ham staar hans Kæmpe bold, hos ham staar hans Kæmpe bold.
      In his power, king Sigvard gazes! with him, his brave warrior stands, with him, his brave warrior stands, with him, his brave warrior stands.
  3. plantain (Plantago major)
Declension[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle Low German kempen. Compare Swedish kämpa.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /kɛmbə/, [ˈkʰɛmb̥ə]

Verb[edit]

kæmpe (imperative kæmp, infinitive at kæmpe, present tense kæmper, past tense kæmpede, perfect tense har kæmpet)

  1. fight, struggle, battle

See also[edit]