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Danish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Norse hrár, from Proto-Germanic *hrawaz, cognate with English raw, German roh.

Adjective[edit]

(neuter råt, plural and definite singular attributive )

  1. raw (uncooked; untreated; rough or uneven)
  2. crude (being in a natural state; statistics: in an unanalyzed form)
  3. rough (crude; unrefined)
  4. coarse (not refined)
  5. brutal (crude or unfeeling in manner or speech)
  6. tough (rowdy or rough)

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Norse , from Proto-Germanic *raihô, *raihą, cognate with English roe, German Reh. Cf. Proto-Norse ᚱᚨᛇᚺᚨᚾ (raïhan) written on the 5th-century Caistor-by-Norwich astragalus.

Noun[edit]

 c (singular definite råen, plural indefinite råer)

  1. roe (deer, particularly the female)
Inflection[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

From Old Norse , from Proto-Germanic *rahō, cognate with Middle Low German , German Rah.

Noun[edit]

 c (singular definite råen, plural indefinite ræer)

  1. (nautical) yard
Inflection[edit]

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Norse hrár.

Adjective[edit]

(neuter singular rått, definite singular and plural råe or , comparative råere, indefinite superlative råest, definite superlative råeste)

  1. raw
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Norse .

Noun[edit]

 m or f (definite singular råa or råen, indefinite plural rær, definite plural rærne)

  1. (nautical) a yard (spar for a sail)
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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Norse hrár, from Proto-Germanic *hrawaz. Akin to English raw and German roh.

Alternative forms[edit]

  • raa (obsolete spelling)

Adjective[edit]

(neuter singular rått, definite singular and plural or råe, comparative råare, indefinite superlative råast, definite superlative råaste)

  1. raw
  2. crude
  3. brutal
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Norse ráða, from Proto-Germanic *rēdaną (to decide, advice). Akin to English read.

Alternative forms[edit]

Verb[edit]

(present tense rår, past tense rådde, supine rådd or rådt, past participle rådd, present participle rådande, imperative )

  1. to rule, reign
  2. to advise
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Etymology 3[edit]

på eit seglskip (a sailing yard)

From Old Norse  f.

Alternative forms[edit]

  • raa (obsolete typography)

Noun[edit]

 f (definite singular råa, indefinite plural rær, definite plural rærne)

  1. a thin rod used in a drying rack
  2. (nautical, sailing) a yard (spar for a sail)
  3. a borderstone or another object which is used to mark a border or boundary
Derived terms[edit]

Noun[edit]

 m (definite singular råen, indefinite plural rår, definite plural rårne)

  1. a stock or stook of grain around a pole
    Synonym: kornstaur

Etymology 4[edit]

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From Old Norse , from Proto-Norse ᚱᚨᛇᚺᚨᚾ (raïhan), from Proto-Germanic *raihô, *raihą (deer). Akin to English roe as in roe deer.

Noun[edit]

 f (definite singular råa, indefinite plural råer, definite plural råene)

  1. a female roe deer
  2. (folklore, rare) a wight
    Synonym: vette
Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • “rå” in The Nynorsk Dictionary.
  • Skard, Matias (1901), “raa”, in Landsmaals-ordlista med rettleiding um skrivemaaten, Kristiania: Aschehoug, page 71
  • Ivar Aasen (1850), “Raa/raa”, in Ordbog over det norske Folkesprog, Oslo: Samlaget, published 2000

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Swedish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /roː/
  • (file)

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Swedish rar, from Old Norse hrár, from Proto-Germanic *hrawaz, from Proto-Indo-European *krewh₂-.

Adjective[edit]

(comparative råare, superlative råast)

  1. raw (uncooked; untreated; rough or uneven)
  2. crude (being in a natural state; statistics: in an unanalyzed form)
  3. rough (crude; unrefined)
  4. coarse (not refined)
  5. brutal (crude or unfeeling in manner or speech)
  6. tough (rowdy or rough)
Declension[edit]
Inflection of
Indefinite Positive Comparative Superlative2
Common singular råare råast
Neuter singular rått råare råast
Plural råa råare råast
Masculine plural3 råe råare råast
Definite Positive Comparative Superlative
Masculine singular1 råe råare råaste
All råa råare råaste
1) Only used, optionally, to refer to things whose natural gender is masculine.
2) The indefinite superlative forms are only used in the predicative.
3) Dated or archaic
Synonyms[edit]
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *raihô, *raihą, cognate to German Rah, Rahe.

Noun[edit]

 c or n

  1. (nautical) a yard, a stick, a beam c
  2. a fairy (mythical being) c or n
  3. a roe, a female deer c or n
  4. a border (between two land properties) c or n
Declension[edit]
Declension of  
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative rån rår rårna
Genitive rås råns rårs rårnas
Declension of  
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative rået rån råna
Genitive rås råets råns rånas

Etymology 3[edit]

Apocope of råda

Verb[edit]

(present rår, preterite rådde, supine rått, imperative )

  1. to have the strength, to be capable, to cause, to help, to decide, to rule; alternative form of råda

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