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Attested since 1762. Derived from mysa ("to smile (slightly) with contentedness/comfort").[1]



mysig (comparative mysigare, superlative mysigast)

  1. cosy (affording comfort and warmth)
  2. pleasant, comfortable, agreeable
  3. (archaic) Descriptive of smiling from contentedness or comfort.
    • 1762, Olof Celsius the younger, Æneis, 27
      Dido .. / Som i en mysig famn straxt tager honom (dvs. gossen) opp..
      Dido [...] As in a cozy embrace soon picks him [the boy] up.
    • 1774, Olof Celsius the younger, Gustaf Vasa, 13
      Hon .. /.. med en mysig mun sit mästarverk besåg.
      She beheld her masterpiece with a contentedly smiling mouth.


Inflection of mysig
Indefinite Positive Comparative Superlative2
Common singular mysig mysigare mysigast
Neuter singular mysigt mysigare mysigast
Plural mysiga mysigare mysigast
Masculine plural3 mysige mysigare mysigast
Definite Positive Comparative Superlative
Masculine singular1 mysige mysigare mysigaste
All mysiga mysigare mysigaste
1) Only used, optionally, to refer to things whose natural gender is masculine.
2) The indefinite superlative forms are only used in the predicative.
3) Dated or archaic

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