rygg

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse hryggr

Noun[edit]

rygg m ‎(definite singular ryggen, indefinite plural rygger, definite plural ryggene)

  1. (anatomy) back (of a person or animal)
  2. (furniture) back (of a chair etc.)
  3. (landform) ridge (of a hill or mountain)
  4. (meteorology) ridge (of high pressure)
  5. (of a book) spine
  6. (swimming) backstroke (short form of ryggsvømming)

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse hryggr

Noun[edit]

rygg m ‎(definite singular ryggen, indefinite plural rygger or ryggar, definite plural ryggene or ryggane)

  1. (anatomy) back (of a person or animal)
  2. (furniture) back (of a chair etc.)
  3. (landform) ridge (of a hill or mountain)
  4. (of a book) spine

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Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse hryggr, from Proto-Germanic *hrugjaz, from Proto-Indo-European *(s)krewk.

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Noun[edit]

rygg c

  1. (anatomy) back; the rear of the body; especially the part between the neck and the end of the spine
  2. (geography) ridge; the line along which two sloping surfaces meet
  3. (military) rear
  4. spine; the hinged back of a book

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