segelbar

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Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

segla +‎ -bar, used in Swedish since 1747.

Adjective[edit]

segelbar (not comparable)

  1. (of waters) navigable (that can be reached by ship; deep, wide and open enough)
    Förslag att göra Nissaströmmen segelbar hava ofta blivit gjorda.
    Proposals to make Nissan river (in Halland) navigable have often been made.
    Genom en sådan pack-is är det vanligtvis omöjligt att segla fram, den bildar ett ogenomträngligt hinder; men den, vi träffade vid Beeren Eiland, var ej sådan, utan en lös eller såsom man brukar säga segelbar drif-is.
    Through such pack ice it is usually impossible to navigate, it forms an impenetrable obstacle; but the one we met at Beeren Island was not of that kind, but a loose or as it is called navigable drift ice.
  2. (obsolete) (of ships) navigable, seaworthy, steerable (that are in a useful condition)
  3. (obsolete) (of weather) useful for sailing
  4. (of ice) useful for ice yachting (strong and smooth enough)

Declension[edit]

Inflection of segelbar
Indefinite/attributive Positive Comparative Superlative2
Common singular segelbar
Neuter singular segelbart
Plural segelbara
Definite Positive Comparative Superlative
Masculine singular1 segelbare
All segelbara
1) Only used, optionally, to refer to things whose natural gender is masculine.
2) The indefinite superlative forms are only used in an attributive role.

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