rädd

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Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Swedish rǣdder, from the past participle of Old Swedish Old Swedish rǣþa (to frighten), from Old Norse hræða (past participle hræddr), from Proto-Germanic *hrēdijaną.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

rädd (comparative räddare, superlative räddast)

  1. afraid; having a feeling of fear
  2. scared

Usage notes[edit]

  • The neuter form, though considered correct, is extremely rarely used.

Declension[edit]

Inflection of rädd
Indefinite Positive Comparative Superlative2
Common singular rädd räddare räddast
Neuter singular rätt räddare räddast
Plural rädda räddare räddast
Definite Positive Comparative Superlative
Masculine singular1 rädde räddare räddaste
All rädda räddare räddaste
1) Only used, optionally, to refer to things whose natural gender is masculine.
2) The indefinite superlative forms are only used in the predicative.