svær

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See also: svär and svär-

Danish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Norse svǫrðr.

Noun[edit]

svær c ( singular definite sværen, plural indefinite svær)

  1. rind
  2. crackling
Inflection[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Norse svárr.

Adjective[edit]

svær

  1. difficult, hard, stiff, tough
  2. heavy, massive, solid
  3. severe
  4. portly, stout

Inflection[edit]

Inflection of svær
Positive Comparative Superlative
Common singular svær sværere sværest2
Neuter singular svært sværere sværest2
Plural svære sværere sværest2
Definite attributive1 svære sværere sværeste
1) When an adjective is applied predicatively to something definite, the corresponding "indefinite" form is used.
2) The "indefinite" superlatives may not be used attributively.

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Perhaps from a side form to Old Norse svárr (hard, heavy), or from Middle Low German schwer.

Adjective[edit]

svær (masculine and feminine svær, neuter svært, definite singular and plural svære, comparative sværare, indefinite superlative sværast, definite superlative sværaste)

  1. big, massive; huge
    Dyret vart svært.
    The animal was massive.
  2. unusual
    Det var då svært so lang tid dette skulle ta.
    This took unusually long.

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