streck

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Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Used in this form in the Bible translation of 1541. Same as Norwegian strik, Danish streg, corresponding to Gothic striks, Middle Low German streke, Middle High German and German Strich, related to German verb streichen and English strike.

A separate loan is the sense as a rope, from Old High German stric, German Strick, Middle Low German strik.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

streck n

  1. a dash, a hyphen, a line
    ett streck i räkningen
    a miscalculation, an unforeseen obstacle
    att dra ett streck
    to draw a line, to finish
    streck i debatten
    end of discussion, no more questions or speakers admitted

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References[edit]

  • streck in Elof Hellquist, Svensk etymologisk ordbok (1st ed., 1922)