malstrøm

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Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From an archaic spelling malestrøm,[1] from male (to grind) +‎ strøm (current, stream), probably from earlier Dutch maelstrom (modern Dutch maalstroom).[2] Compare English maelstrom, German Mahlstrom and Swedish malström.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /malstrœm/, [ˈmalˌsd̥ʁɶmˀ] or IPA(key): /maːlstrœm/, [ˈmæːlˌsd̥ʁɶmˀ]

Noun[edit]

malstrøm c (singular definite malstrømmen, plural indefinite malstrømme)

  1. maelstrom

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Note: [from 1673] i.e. Old Modern Danish 1500–1700.
  2. ^ Malstrøm in Ordbog over det danske Sprog (1700–1950).

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

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Malstrøm, Saltstraumen near Bodø

Etymology[edit]

From early modern Dutch maelstrom

Noun[edit]

malstrøm m (definite singular malstrømmen, indefinite plural malstrømmer, definite plural malstrømmene)

  1. a maelstrom, vortex, whirlpool, dangerous tidal current

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