pröva

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See also: prova

Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Possibly from Old Swedish prøfvja from Late Latin probō ‎(test, try, examine, approve, show to be good or fit, prove, verb), from probus ‎(good, worthy, excellent), from Proto-Indo-European *pro-bhwo- ‎(being in front, prominent), from Proto-Indo-European *pro-, *per- ‎(toward) + Proto-Indo-European *bhu- ‎(to be)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /prøːva/
  • Hyphenation: prö‧va

Verb[edit]

pröva ‎(present prövar, preterite prövade, supine prövat, imperative pröva)

  1. to try, to make an attempt or to sample and evaluate it afterward
  2. to test, to challenge, to tempt; as in to put something up for examination
    I nöden prövas vännen
    Hardship is the test of friendship, a friend in need is a friend indeed

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