mästare

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Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Swedish mæstare, mæster, from Middle Low German meister, mêster, from Old Saxon mêstar, from Old French maistre (French maître), from Latin magister.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

mästare c

  1. a master (expert at something)
  2. a master (a fully educated tradesman, no longer an apprentice or journeyman)
  3. a champion (winner of a competition)

Declension[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

  • compounds are based on mäster-, which is also the title: goddag, mäster Andersson

Related terms[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ mästare in Elof Hellquist, Svensk etymologisk ordbok (1st ed., 1922)