lyst

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Danish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Norse losti (late Old Norse lyst).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /løst/, [løsd̥]

Noun[edit]

lyst c (singular definite lysten, plural indefinite lyster)

  1. inclination, desire, wish
    Jeg havde ingen lyst til mad, men nødte mig selv til at spise.
    I had no desire for food, but compelled myself to eat.
  2. lust, passion (especially of a sexual nature)
    De blev grebet af lyst.
    They were seized by lust.
  3. (now uncommon) delight, pleasure, revelry
    • 1833, Christian Molbech, Dansk Ordbog (etc.), page 436
      ”Til Lyst for mig og Verden gid jeg kunde hensynge saa mit Liv:” C.Frimann.
      "Would that I could, for the delight of myself and the world, thus spend my life in song:" C.Frimann.
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Etymology 2[edit]

See lys (bright, clear, light).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

lyst

  1. neuter singular of lys

Etymology 3[edit]

See lyse (to shine, give out light).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /lyːst/, [lyːˀsd̥]

Verb[edit]

lyst

  1. past participle of lyse

Etymology 4[edit]

See lyste (want, desire).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /løst/, [løsd̥]

Verb[edit]

lyst

  1. (rare) imperative of lyste

Icelandic[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

lyst f (genitive singular lystar, nominative plural lystir)

  1. appetite
  2. desire

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Adjective[edit]

lyst

  1. neuter singular of lys

Noun[edit]

lyst f, m (definite singular lysta or lysten, indefinite plural lyster, definite plural lystene)

  1. delight
  2. desire
  3. lust
  4. passion
  5. pleasure
  6. zest

Verb[edit]

lyst

  1. past participle of lyse

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Verb[edit]

lyst

  1. past participle of lysa

Etymology 2[edit]

Adjective[edit]

lyst

  1. neuter singular of lys

Swedish[edit]

Verb[edit]

lyst

  1. supine of lysa.
  2. past participle of lysa.