middag

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Afrikaans[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Dutch middag, from Middle Dutch middach.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

middag (plural middae)

  1. An afternoon.
  2. midday, noon

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Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From mid- (middle) +‎ dag (day). Compare Old Norse miðdagr, miðr dagr, English midday, Dutch middag, German Mittag.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

middag c (singular definite middagen, plural indefinite middage)

  1. midday, noon (the time between ca. 11am and 1pm)
  2. dinner, supper (the major meal of the day, normally served in the evening)
    Synonym: aftensmad
  3. (rare, dated) lunch (especially in rural areas, where the major hot meal is served at noon)
    Synonym: frokost
  4. dinner, banquet (a formal dinner with invited guests)

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch middach. Equivalent to mid- +‎ dag.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈmɪ.dɑx/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: mid‧dag

Noun[edit]

middag m (plural middagen, diminutive middagje n)

  1. midday, noon
  2. (chiefly Netherlands) afternoon (period from 12 PM to 6 PM)
  3. (Suriname) afternoon and early evening (period from 12 PM to 7 PM)

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Descendants[edit]

  • Afrikaans: middag

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Norwegian Wikipedia has an article on:
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Norwegian Wikipedia has an article on:
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Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse miðdagr, miðr dagr, from miðr (middle) and dagr (day).

Pronunciation[edit]

IPA(key): /ˈmɪd.dɑɡ/

Noun[edit]

middag m (definite singular middagen, indefinite plural middager, definite plural middagene)

  1. dinner (main meal of the day)
  2. noon, midday (around 12 noon)

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Norwegian Nynorsk Wikipedia has an article on:
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Norwegian Nynorsk Wikipedia has an article on:
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Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse miðdagr, miðr dagr, from miðr (middle) and dagr (day).

Noun[edit]

middag m (definite singular middagen, indefinite plural middagar, definite plural middagane)

  1. dinner (main meal of the day)
  2. noon, midday (around 12 noon)

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Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Swedish miþdagher, Old Norse miðdagr, miðr dagr, from miðr (middle) + dagr (day); synchronically, mid- +‎ dag (day).

Middag originally referred to the biggest meal of the day, which was eaten at noon, hence the name, and the meal eaten in the evening was kvällsmat or kvällsvard. After the Industrial Revolution, the time of the main meal of the day shifted to the evening, after work hours, and the word lunch was borrowed from English to denote the meal eaten around noon.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈmɪda/
  • (in careful speech) IPA(key): /ˈmɪdɑːɡ/

Noun[edit]

middag c

  1. midday, noon
  2. (dated, dialectal) lunch
  3. dinner

Declension[edit]

Declension of middag 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative middag middagen middagar middagarna
Genitive middags middagens middagars middagarnas

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