preludium

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Swedish[edit]

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From Latin praeludium, cognate with German Präludium, based on praeludere, used in Swedish since 1734 (or perhaps 1615).

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preludium n

  1. a prelude, an opening, an introduction (in music and literature)
  2. a preparation, a sign of things to come
    Såsom ett preludium till jul ingår ju första adventssöndagen.
    As a prelude to Christmas comes the first Sunday of Advent.

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