søvn

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Danish[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse svefn, from Proto-Germanic *swefnaz, cognate with Norwegian Nynorsk svevn, søvn, Swedish sömn, English sweven (archaic). The Germanic word goes back to Proto-Indo-European *swépnos (sleep), which is also the source of Latin somnus and Ancient Greek ὕπνος (húpnos). Related to the verb sove (to sleep).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /søvˀn/, [ˈsœwˀn]

Noun[edit]

søvn c (singular definite søvnen, not used in plural form)

  1. sleep
  2. gound (mucus that accumulates by the eyes during sleep)

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Noun[edit]

søvn n pl

  1. indefinite nominative/accusative plural of savn

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse svefn, from Proto-Germanic *swefnaz.

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Noun[edit]

søvn m (definite singular søvnen, dative form søvne) (uncountable)

  1. sleep (state of reduced consciousness)

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse svefn, from Proto-Germanic *swefnaz.

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Noun[edit]

søvn m (definite singular søvnen, dative form søvne) (uncountable)

  1. sleep

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