måte

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Late Old Norse máti, from Middle Low German māte, from Proto-Germanic *mētō. Cognate with Dutch maat, German Maß, Mass (Switzerland, Liechtenstein), German Low German Maat, Moot.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

måte m (definite singular måten, indefinite plural måter, definite plural måtene)

  1. manner, way
  2. moderation

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References[edit]

  • “måte” in The Bokmål Dictionary.
  • Falk, Hjalmar; Torp, Alf (190306) Etymologisk ordbog over det norske og det danske sprog [Etymological Dictionary of the Norwegian and Danish Languages], page 489

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Late Old Norse máti, from Middle Low German māte, from Proto-Germanic *mētō. Cognate with Dutch maat, German Maß, Mass (Switzerland, Liechtenstein), German Low German Maat, Moot.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

måte m (definite singular måten, indefinite plural måtar, definite plural måtane)

  1. manner, way
  2. moderation (avoidance of extremes)

Verb[edit]

måte (present tense måtar, past tense måta, past participle måta, passive infinitive måtast, present participle måtande, imperative måte/måt)

  1. Alternative form of måta

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