sjutton

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Swedish[edit]

Swedish cardinal numbers
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    Cardinal : sjutton
    Ordinal : sjuttonde

Etymology[edit]

From Old Swedish siutansiuttān, from Old Norse sjaután, from Proto-Germanic *sebuntehun.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈɧɵˌtɔn/
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Numeral[edit]

sjutton

  1. seventeen

Interjection[edit]

sjutton

  1. (euphemistic) used in place of various taboo words
    • 2006, Mari Jungstedt, Den döende dandyn; translated as Tiina Nunnally, transl., The Killer's Art, 2010:
      Det kliade i halsen. Höll han på att bli förkyld? Ena handen flög upp till pannan och nog sjutton hade han feber. Förbannat.
      His throat felt scratchy. Was he coming down with a cold? He pressed his hand to his forehead. Damned if he didn't have a fever. Shit.


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