pige

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See also: pigé and pígé

Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Compare (late) Old Norse píka, Swedish piga. Possibly borrowed from Finnish piika (maid, girl) (or the other way around).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /piːɣə/, [ˈpʰiːi]

Noun[edit]

pige c (singular definite pigen, plural indefinite piger)

  1. girl (a female child or adolescent)
    Synonyms: (archaic), tøs (hypocoristic or derogatory)
  2. (embellishing or patronizing) girl, woman (a female adult, underplaying the age)
    Synonym: kvinde
  3. girl, girlfriend (a woman as a potential or actual sexual partner)
    Synonyms: dame, kæreste
  4. girl, daughter (a female person one is the parent of)
    Synonym: datter
  5. girl, maid (a woman serving in a private household)
    Synonym: stuepige

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Descendants[edit]

  • Icelandic: pía

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French[edit]

Verb[edit]

pige

  1. first-person singular present indicative of piger
  2. third-person singular present indicative of piger
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of piger
  4. third-person singular present subjunctive of piger
  5. second-person singular imperative of piger

See also[edit]

Noun[edit]

pige f (plural piges)

  1. measure
  2. (colloquial) year (of age)
    du haut de ses trente pigesin his/her thirties
  3. (colloquial) year (period of time in general)

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Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

pigē

  1. second-person singular present active imperative of pigeō