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From Old Swedish siunga, from Old Norse syngva, syngja, from Proto-Germanic *singwaną, from Proto-Indo-European *sengʷʰ-.


  • IPA(key): /²ɧɵŋa/, [²ɧɵŋːa]
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  • Rhymes: -²ɵŋa



sjunga (present sjunger, preterite sjöng, supine sjungit, imperative sjung)

  1. to sing (to produce harmonious sounds)
    • 1977, “Törnrosdalens frihetssång [The freedom song of the Wild rose valley]”, Astrid Lindgren (lyrics), Moniot d'Arras [Ce fut en mai] (music):
      Sjung du min dal, med brinnande röst, tyst dina heta sånger. Sjung markens gräs, och susa vart träd, sakta om dagen som kommer. Sjung källa och flod, sjung stenar och jord. Ge oss till tröst deras sånger. Och sjung du min dal, och brinn i din tro, på frihetens dag som kommer.
      Sing, [you] my valley, with burning voice, quietly your hot songs. Sing, grass of the ground, and sough [murmur, like (from) a wind] every tree, slowly of the day that will come. Sing, spring and river. Sing, stones and earth. Give us their songs to console us [Give us as consolation their songs]. And sing, [you] my valley, and burn in your faith, in the day of freedom that comes.



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