oerhörd

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Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

o- +‎er- +‎ hörd, like German unerhört

Adjective[edit]

oerhörd

  1. unheard-of

Declension[edit]

Inflection of oerhörd
Indefinite/attributive Positive Comparative Superlative2
Common singular oerhörd
Neuter singular oerhört
Plural oerhörda
Definite Positive Comparative Superlative
Masculine singular1 oerhörde
All oerhörda
1) Only used, optionally, to refer to things whose natural gender is masculine.
2) The indefinite superlative forms are only used in an attributive role.

Usage notes[edit]

  • During the 20th century, the original meaning "something never heard before" has gradually been lost, and the word is now used as a generic emphasis (huge, gross, fantastic, horrible)