ovan

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Adjective[edit]

ovan

  1. accusative singular of ova

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *ovьnъ.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ǒːʋan/
  • Hyphenation: o‧van

Noun[edit]

óvan m ‎(Cyrillic spelling о́ван)

  1. ram: a male sheep

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Swedish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From o- (un-, miss-; prefix used for negation) + van (accustomed to)

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

ovan

  1. unaccustomed (to); not used to, inexperienced, lacking practice
Declension[edit]
Inflection of ovan
Indefinite/attributive Positive Comparative Superlative2
Common singular ovan ovanare ovanast
Neuter singular ovant ovanare ovanast
Plural ovana ovanare ovanast
Definite Positive Comparative Superlative
Masculine singular1 ovane ovanare ovanaste
All ovana ovanare ovanaste
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.

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Swedish ovan, from Old Norse ofan. Cognate with Danish oven and German oben, as well as with the compound forms Dutch boven and English above.

Pronunciation[edit]

Preposition[edit]

ovan

  1. above, at some unspecified point of higher altitude
    Högt ovan molnen
    High above the clouds