sjæl

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See also: sjal and själ

Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse sál (soul), from Old English sāwol, ultimately from Proto-Germanic *saiwalō; compare also Old Saxon sēola.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /sjɛːl/, [ɕɛːˀl]

Noun[edit]

sjæl c (singular definite sjælen, plural indefinite sjæle)

  1. soul

Inflection[edit]


Norwegian[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

sjæl

  1. (dialectal) myself, yourself, himself, herself, itself, ourselves, yourselves, themselves

Synonyms[edit]

Interjection[edit]

  1. (dialectal, informal) ditto

Synonyms[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

Derived from the dialectal form (of the pronoun) traditionally used in the capital area, sjæl. Even though the Danish form (selv) has entered the spoken language through the written language, the interjection is exclusively pronounced (and written) sjæl and cannot be replaced by selv.