köra

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Swedish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Swedish kø̄ra, from Old Norse keyra (to drive, fling, toss), from Proto-Germanic *kaurijaną, *karjaną (to turn, sweep). More at cair.

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  • IPA(key): /²ɕœ̞ːra/
  • (file)

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köra (present kör, preterite körde, supine kört, imperative kör)

  1. to drive; to operate a (motorized) vehicle (with wheels).
    Hon körde bilenShe drove the car
  2. (in some expressions) to go, to do it
    Nu kör vi!Let's go! (idiomatic)
    Kör, grabbar!Go / Do it, boys!
    När kör ni igång?When do you start (when do you go)?
  3. (computing) to execute, run
  4. (colloquial) to flunk, fail (an exam for instance)
    Synonym: kugga
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  • Finnish: köraa
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Etymology 2[edit]

From the noun kör (choir), from Latin chorus.

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köra (present körar, preterite körade, supine körat, imperative köra)

  1. to sing in a choir
  2. to sing as a backing vocalist
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Etymology[edit]

Compare Norwegian Nynorsk kaure, kaura.

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köra

  1. (transitive) To cut in wood, to carve.