kvass

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English[edit]

kvass

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Russian квас (kvas).

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

kvass (countable and uncountable, plural kvasses)

  1. A type of traditional fermented Russian beverage with little or no alcohol, made from bread, often flavored with fruit.
    • 1966, Bernard Malamud, The Fixer, Chapter 2,
      She [] talked constantly, mostly of her childhood, the young ladies’ school she had attended, and the pleasures of Kiev in the summertime.
      “Days are long and hot, but nights are languorous and starlit. People refresh themselves in their flower gardens and some walk in the parks, drink kvass and lemonade, and listen to the symphonies []

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Norwegian Bokmål Wikipedia has an article on:
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Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Russian квас (kvas).

Noun[edit]

kvass m (definite singular kvassen, indefinite plural kvasser, definite plural kvassene)

  1. (beverage) kvass

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Norse hvass.

Adjective[edit]

kvass (neuter singular kvast, definite singular and plural kvasse, comparative kvassere, indefinite superlative kvassest, definite superlative kvasseste)

  1. sharp
    Pass på, den kniven kan være kvass.
    Watch out, that knife could be sharp.
  2. sharp, clever, witty
    Han er en kvass gutt.
    He is a sharp boy.
  3. sharp, abrupt, acute
    De hørte et kvast skrik.
    They heard a sharp scream.

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References[edit]

“kvass” in The Bokmål Dictionary.


Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Norwegian Nynorsk Wikipedia has an article on:
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Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Russian квас (kvas).

Noun[edit]

kvass m (definite singular kvassen, indefinite plural kvassar, definite plural kvassane)

  1. (beverage) kvass

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Norse hvass

Adjective[edit]

kvass (neuter singular kvast, definite singular and plural kvasse, comparative kvassere, indefinite superlative kvassast, definite superlative kvassaste)

  1. sharp
  2. sharp, clever, witty
  3. sharp, abrupt, acute

Synonyms[edit]

References[edit]

“kvass” in The Nynorsk Dictionary.