lös

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Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse lauss, from Proto-Germanic *lausaz, from Proto-Indo-European *lewH-, *lū-.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

lös

  1. loose; not tightened, able to move
    En lös tand.
    A loose tooth.
  2. loose; not packaged together
  3. loose; not bound or on leash
  4. loose; not compact
    löst grus
    loose gravel
  5. loose; indiscreet
  6. loose; promiscuous
  7. free; released, without constraints or leashes
    Vi lät hunden springa lös.
    We let the dog run free.

Declension[edit]

Inflection of lös
Indefinite/attributive Positive Comparative Superlative2
Common singular lös lösare lösast
Neuter singular löst lösare lösast
Plural lösa lösare lösast
Definite Positive Comparative Superlative
Masculine singular1 löse lösare lösaste
All lösa lösare lösaste
1) Only used, optionally, to refer to things whose natural gender is masculine.
2) The indefinite superlative forms are only used in an attributive role.

Synonyms[edit]

Verb[edit]

lös

  1. past tense of lysa.
  2. imperative of lösa.