nøgle

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See also: nogle

Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Danish nykil, cognate with Swedish nyckel and Norwegian nøkkel, possibly identical to the following word. Alternatively, it is a younger form, with dissimilation, of Old Danish lykil (cf. also Jutlandic løgel), from Old Norse lykill, derived from the verb lúka (to close, lock), from Proto-Germanic *lūkaną.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

nøgle c (singular definite nøglen, plural indefinite nøgler)

  1. key
  2. clef

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Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Norse hnykill (swelling), derived from the noun Proto-Germanic *hnukkaz, *hnukkô (hook), cf. Danish nok (tap) (dialect), Icelandic hnokki (hook), Old English hnocc (hook, penis).

Noun[edit]

nøgle n (singular definite nøglet, plural indefinite nøgler)

  1. ball (quantity of string, thread, etc., wound into a spherical shape)

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