kval

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Albanian[edit]

Noun[edit]

kval m

  1. (northern Gheg) Alternative form of kalë

References[edit]

  • Mann, S. E. (1948), “kval”, in An Historical Albanian–English Dictionary, London: Longmans, Green & Co., page 232

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Norwegian Wikipedia has an article on:
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Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse hvalr.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

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

  1. a whale

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Norwegian Nynorsk Wikipedia has an article on:
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From Old Norse hvalr, from Proto-Germanic *hwalaz, from Proto-Indo-European *(s)kʷálos (sheatfish). Akin to English whale.

Pronunciation[edit]

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.
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Norse kvǫl f, from Proto-Germanic *kwalō. Related to kvele.

Noun[edit]

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

  1. suffering, agony
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References[edit]

  • “kval” in The Nynorsk Dictionary.
  • “kval”, in Norsk Ordbok: ordbok over det norske folkemålet og det nynorske skriftmålet, Oslo: Samlaget, 1950-2016
  • “kval” in Ivar Aasen (1873) Norsk Ordbog med dansk Forklaring

Swedish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Swedish qval, from Old Norse kvǫl, from Proto-Germanic *kwalō. Cognate of German Qual, Dutch kwaal, Old English cwalu. Compare origin of kvälja.

Noun[edit]

kval n

  1. pain, suffering, anguish, pang
Declension[edit]
Declension of kval 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative kval kvalet kval kvalen
Genitive kvals kvalets kvals kvalens
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Etymology 2[edit]

Clipping of kvalificering. Attested since 1941.

Noun[edit]

kval n

  1. (sports, colloquial) qualification
Declension[edit]
Declension of kval 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative kval kvalet kval kvalen
Genitive kvals kvalets kvals kvalens
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