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ryss +‎ -sk. The sense "crazy" is documented since 1669.



rysk (comparative mer rysk, superlative mest rysk)

  1. Russian; of or pertaining to Russia or the Russian language
    ryska tiden
    the Russian era (the years 1809-1917, when Finland was a part of the Russian empire)
  2. crazy, out of one's mind (especially in the phrase helt rysk, entirely crazy)
    Har du blivit helt rysk?
    Have you gone entirely out of your mind?


Inflection of rysk
Indefinite Positive Comparative Superlative2
Common singular rysk mer rysk mest rysk
Neuter singular ryskt mer ryskt mest ryskt
Plural ryska mer ryska mest ryska
Definite Positive Comparative Superlative
Masculine singular1 ryske mer ryske mest ryske
All ryska mer ryska mest ryska
1) Only used, optionally, to refer to things whose natural gender is masculine.
2) The indefinite superlative forms are only used in the predicative.

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