ljuv

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse ljúfr, from Proto-Germanic *leubaz, from Proto-Indo-European *leubh- ‎(love), *lewbʰ-.

Adjective[edit]

ljuv ‎(masculine and feminine ljuv, neuter ljuvt, definite singular and plural ljuve, comparative ljuvare, indefinite superlative ljuvast, definite superlative ljuvaste)

  1. (poetic) lovely, sweet
    1895, Arne Garborg: Haugtussa, "Fyrivarsl":
    Men ljuv er ljosnande Morgon / alt etter den tunge Natt.

Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Swedish liuver, from Old Norse ljúfr, from Proto-Norse ᛚᛖᚢᛒᚨᛉ ‎(leubaz), from Proto-Germanic *leubaz, from Proto-Indo-European *leubh- ‎(love), *lewbʰ-. Related to English love, Latin libet, Russian любовь ‎(ljubovʹ).

Adjective[edit]

ljuv (comparative ljuvare, superlative ljuvast)

  1. lovely, sweet, pleasant

Declension[edit]

Inflection of ljuv
Indefinite/attributive Positive Comparative Superlative2
Common singular ljuv ljuvare ljuvast
Neuter singular ljuvt ljuvare ljuvast
Plural ljuva ljuvare ljuvast
Definite Positive Comparative Superlative
Masculine singular1 ljuve ljuvare ljuvaste
All ljuva ljuvare ljuvaste
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.

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