piggsvin

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Noun[edit]

piggsvin n (definite singular piggsvinet, indefinite plural piggsvin, definite plural piggsvina or piggsvinene)

  1. a hedgehog (small nocturnal mammal)

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Etymology[edit]

From pigg +‎ svin.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

piggsvin n (definite singular piggsvinet, indefinite plural piggsvin, definite plural piggsvina)

  1. a hedgehog (small nocturnal mammal)
    • 1908, Severin Eskeland (translator, original by Chateaubriand), Atala:
      Og ho sauma mokassinar aat meg utav moskusrotteskinn, med piggar utav piggsvin.
      And she sewed moccasins for me from the hide of muskrat, with spines from hedgehogs.