smörgås

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Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Compound of smör (butter) +‎ gås (goose), originally referring to small pieces of butter which float to the surface of the milk as it is churned. These were spread on bread, and gave the name for the whole bread + butter (+ other toppings) combination.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈsmœrˌɡoːs/, /ˈsmœrˌɡɔs/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: smör‧gås, definite: smör‧gås‧en

Noun[edit]

smörgås c (countable)

  1. a sandwich; a slice of bread with toppings
    Synonym: macka c

Declension[edit]

Declension of smörgås 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative smörgås smörgåsen smörgåsar smörgåsarna
Genitive smörgås smörgåsens smörgåsars smörgåsarnas

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