kval

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

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From Old Norse hvalr.

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kval m ‎(definite singular kvalen, indefinite plural kvaler, definite plural kvalene)

  1. a whale

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse hvalr, from Proto-Germanic *hwalaz, from Proto-Indo-European *(s)kʷálos(sheatfish). Akin to English whale.

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Noun[edit]

kval m ‎(definite singular kvalen, indefinite plural kvalar, definite plural kvalane)

  1. a whale
    • 1856, Ivar Aasen, Norske Ordsprog:
      Dat kjem inkje kvart Aar Kval paa Land.
      It is not every year that whales come on shore.

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