ljus

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Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse ljóss, from Proto-Germanic *leuhsaz, from Proto-Indo-European *lewk-so-.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

ljus

  1. of light or color: bright
  2. of sound; high-pitched

Declension[edit]

Inflection of ljus
Indefinite/attributive Positive Comparative Superlative2
Common singular ljus ljusare ljusast
Neuter singular ljust ljusare ljusast
Plural ljusa ljusare ljusast
Definite Positive Comparative Superlative
Masculine singular1 ljuse ljusare ljusaste
All ljusa ljusare ljusaste
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.

Noun[edit]

ljus n

  1. (uncountable) light
  2. (countable) a candle; a kind of light source

Declension[edit]

Inflection of ljus 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative ljus ljuset ljus ljusen
Genitive ljus ljusets ljus ljusens

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