ragg

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Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Same as Danish rag, Icelandic rogg, Norwegian ragg, Old English adjective raggig and English noun rag, all based on an Indoeuropean root ru ("to rip, tear"), Icelandic rýja ‎(to rip the wool from sheep, to shear), Latin ruo ‎(to rip, dig) and rutrum ‎(a shovel). In older times, wool was not cut or shorn from sheep, but ripped or torn off.

Noun[edit]

ragg c

  1. coarse fur, bristles (hair of an animal, especially unordered, wild, rugged, shaggy hair)
    resa ragg (also: resa borst, ragga till)
    to bristle

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References[edit]

  • ragg in Elof Hellquist, Svensk etymologisk ordbok (1st ed., 1922)