stryka

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Norse strjúka.

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stryka (present tense stryk, past tense strauk, past participle stroke, present participle strykande, imperative stryk)

  1. to stroke (To move one's hand along a surface)
    • 1867, Christopher Janson, "Elia":
      Sjaa - daa kom ein Kul, saa linn og vinleg, strauk heilt kjærleg burtigjenom Graset, lyfte liksom Blomarne i Fanget, som ein Fader stryk og lyfter Borni []
      Lo! - then came a breeze, so soft and friendly, lovingly stroking the grass, as if lifting the flowers into its lap, like a father strokes and lifts his children []
  2. to iron (clothes)
  3. to coat (with paint etc.)
  4. to use a bow (on a string instrument)
  5. to strike (delete, cross out)
    • 1862, Eirik M. Torvaldsson Sommer, Noregs Saga i Stuttmaal:
      [] og eit gagnlegt Verk var det, at Prentingi vardt frigjevi, so kvar fekk Løyve til aat lata prenta Meiningarne sine i Bøker og Tidendablad, utan at nokon las igjenom det fyre aat og strauk ut nokot.
      [] and it was a beneficial achievement that censorship was removed, so that everyone was allowed to have their opinions printed in books and journals, without anyone reading them beforehand and striking anything.
  6. to fail (an exam)
  7. to strike (haul down, lower a flag, sail)
  8. to move quickly, suddenly
    • 1853, Ivar Aasen, Prøver af Landsmaalet i Norge:
      [] og so sette dei upp ei Lygn aat honom, so han trudde, at da var alt gjort; og darmed strauk han av og spurde inkje meir etter nokon Ting.
      [] and so they told him a lie, so he thought it was already done, and so he went off without asking anymore about anything.

Etymology 2[edit]

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Noun[edit]

stryka n

  1. definite plural of stryk

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Old Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse strjúka, from Proto-Germanic *streukaną.

Verb[edit]

strȳka

  1. to stroke
  2. to spread, to make flat

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Swedish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Swedish strȳka, from Old Norse strjúka, from Proto-Germanic *streukaną.

Verb[edit]

stryka

  1. to strike (out), to erase, to delete, to remove
  2. to stroke
    han strök katten, men gav hunden stryk
    he stroke the cat, but beat the dog
    stryka någon medhårs
    rub someone the right way (along the fur)
  3. to paint (with a single coating of paint)
    jag har strukit dörren tre gånger
    I have painted the door with three coatings
  4. to iron (make laundry flat)
    Tvätten önskas: strykt / ej strykt. Stryk det som ej önskas.
    Do you want the laundry: ironed / not ironed. Strike out the not wanted alternative.

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