slå

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See also: sla, SLA, slá, sláa, and -sla

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Norse slá (bar, rail), from Proto-Germanic *slahō, derived from *slahaną (to hit).

Noun[edit]

slå c (singular definite slåen, plural indefinite slåer)

  1. bolt
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Norse slá (to hit, beat, strike), from Proto-Germanic *slahaną (to hit, strike, kill), cognate with English slay, German schlagen.

Verb[edit]

slå (past tense slog, past participle slået, plural and definite singular slåede, or (archaic) slagen, plural and definite singular slagne)

  1. to beat, hit, knock
  2. to mow
  3. to strike, defeat
  4. (passive) to fight - see slås

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse slá (to hit, beat, strike), from Proto-Germanic *slahaną (to hit, strike, kill), from Proto-Indo-European *slak- (to hit, strike, throw).

Verb[edit]

slå (imperative slå, present tense slår, passive slås, simple past slo, past participle slått, present participle slående)

  1. to beat, punch, hit, strike
  2. (nautical) to tack (to turn a vessel onto the other tack; come about)
  3. slå sammen - to amalgamate
  4. to cut, mow, reap (grass, hay, grain)

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Noun[edit]

slå f or m (definite singular slåa or slåen, indefinite plural slåer, definite plural slåene)

  1. a bolt for a door.

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse slá (to hit, beat, strike), from Proto-Germanic *slahaną (to hit, strike, kill), from Proto-Indo-European *slak- (to hit, strike, throw). Akin to English slay.

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Verb[edit]

slå (present tense slår, past tense slo, supine slege or slått, past participle slegen or slått, present participle slåande, imperative slå)

  1. to beat, punch, hit
  2. to tack (to turn a vessel onto the other tack; come about)
  3. to cut, mow, reap (grass, hay, grain)

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Noun[edit]

slå f (definite singular slåa, indefinite plural slåer, definite plural slåene)

  1. a bolt for a door.

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Swedish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /sloː/
  • (file)

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Swedish slā, from Old Norse slá, from Proto-Germanic *slahaną, from Proto-Indo-European *slak- (to hit, strike, throw).

Verb[edit]

slå (present slår, preterite slog, supine slagit, imperative slå)

  1. hit, punch or beat (someone); to give a blow.
  2. strike; to hit, especially with some kind of tool.
  3. (of a clock) strike
    Klockan har just slagit tre.
    The clock has just struck three.
  4. defeat; win against; to beat
    Hon slog världsrekordsinnehavaren
    She beat the world record holder
  5. break a record
    Hon har slagit världsrekord!
    She has broken a world record!
  6. to become a hit, to become very popular
  7. throw a die
  8. (certain board games) to capture, to take one of the opponent's pieces out of play
    I schack är kungen den enda pjäs som inte får slås.
    In chess, the king is the only piece which may not be taken.
  9. cut, mow (with a scythe)
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Etymology 2[edit]

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Noun[edit]

slå c

  1. a beam
Declension[edit]
Declension of slå 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative slå slån slåar slåarna
Genitive slås slåns slåars slåarnas
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