nykk

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse nykr.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

nykk m (definite singular nykken, indefinite plural nykkar, definite plural nykkane)

  1. (Norwegian folklore) a nix; a supernatural being that dwells in freshwater streams and lakes, often associated with music.
    • 1862, Aasta Hansteen, (translated from Johan Sebastian Welhaven), "Sætrevisa"
      Der maa du 'ke lata upp din munn. Sjølv' nykken han tarv, innunder runn, sakt lata harpa brusa.
      There you must not open your mouth. Even the nix has to sound his harp softly beneath the bushes there.

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Westrobothnian[edit]

Verb[edit]

nykk (preterite nykktä, supine nykkt)

  1. to enjoy
  2. to make use of

References[edit]

  • Rietz, Johan Ernst, “nykk”, in Svenskt dialektlexikon: ordbok öfver svenska allmogespråket [Swedish dialectal lexicon: a dictionary for the Swedish lects] (in Swedish), 1962 edition, Lund: C. W. K. Gleerups Förlag, published 1862–1867, page 469