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nöd +‎ -ig. The Old Swedish nöþogher meant forced, involuntary. The present day meaning necessary is influenced by loan of the German nötig.


nödig (comparative nödigare, superlative nödigast)

  1. necessary, required, needed
    skididrottens förmåga att giva de åkande nödig rekreation
    the skiing sport's ability to provide the practisers with the necessary recreation


Inflection of nödig
Indefinite Positive Comparative Superlative2
Common singular nödig nödigare nödigast
Neuter singular nödigt nödigare nödigast
Plural nödiga nödigare nödigast
Definite Positive Comparative Superlative
Masculine singular1 nödige nödigare nödigaste
All nödiga nödigare nödigaste
1) Only used, optionally, to refer to things whose natural gender is masculine.
2) The indefinite superlative forms are only used in the predicative.

Related terms[edit]


  • nödig in Elof Hellquist, Svensk etymologisk ordbok (1st ed., 1922)