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From Ancient Greek μῦς ‎(mûs).


mye f ‎(plural myes)

  1. Mya (taxonomic genre of mollusks)

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From Old Norse mykit, a newer variant of mikit, itself the neuter form of the adjective mikill ‎(big, large, great), from Proto-Germanic *mikilaz, from Proto-Indo-European *méga-. Cognate with Danish and Norwegian Bokmål meget, Swedish mycket, Icelandic mikill and English much



mye ‎(indeclinable, comparative mer, indefinite superlative mest, definite superlative meste)

  1. Existing in large quantities: lots of, a lot (of), many, a great deal (of), much (antonym to lite, "small", "little")
    Kom an, det er mye arbeid som må gjøres.
    Come on, there's a lot of work to do.
    Det finnes mye rart i byen.
    There are a lot of strange things in the city.
    Ble det for mye for deg? = was it too much for you?
  2. Used as a noun: much, a lot of (things), a great deal
    Mye kunne vært gjort annerledes i denne saken
    Much could have been done differently in this case.
  3. much, far, a great deal (in a comparative sense, functions as an adverb)
    Faren min er mye sterkere enn din.
    My dad is much stronger than yours.
    Det huset er mye større enn jeg hadde trodd.
    That house is much bigger than I had expected.
  4. (as a verb-modifying adverb) much, a great deal, a good deal, a lot
    Jogger du mye i fritida?
    Do you jog much in your spare time?
    Han drikker mye.
    He drinks a lot.

Usage notes[edit]

  • å være mye syk = to often be ill
    • han er mye syk. = he is often ill.

Derived terms[edit]

  • for mye og for lite skjemmer alt = enough is as good as a feast (literally: "too much and too little spoils everything")
  • mye for pengene = make one's money go a long way; get one's money worth; get value for money (literally: "get much for the money")
  • gjøre for mye ut av = make too much fuss (out) of (literally: "do/make too much out of")
  • ikke mye å rope hurra for = not much to cheer about (literally: "not much to cry hooray for")
  • man skal høre mye før ørene faller av = be hardly able/unable to believe one's ears (literally: "one is going to/shall hear a lot before the ears come off")
  • mye vil ha mer = give him an inch and he'll take a mile (literally: "much wants more")
  • mye du vil = as much as you like; as much as you want
  • uten så mye som å takke = without so much as a "thank you" (literally: "without so much as to thank")



Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]




  1. form removed with the spelling reform of 2012; superseded by mykje