svala

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Icelandic[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Norse svala.

Noun[edit]

svala f (genitive singular svölu, nominative plural svölur)

  1. swallow
Declension[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Verb[edit]

svala (weak verb, third-person singular past indicative svalaði, supine svalað)

  1. to satisfy
  2. to quench
Conjugation[edit]

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

svala m or f

  1. definite feminine singular of svale

Verb[edit]

svala

  1. inflection of svale:
    1. simple past
    2. past participle

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Noun[edit]

svala f (definite singular svala, indefinite plural svaler or svalor, definite plural svalene or svalone)

  1. form removed with the spelling reform of 2012; superseded by svale
  2. definite singular of svale

Verb[edit]

svala (present tense svalar, past tense svala, past participle svala, passive infinitive svalast, present participle svalande, imperative sval)

  1. Alternative form of svale

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Old Norse[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *swalwǭ.

Noun[edit]

svala f (genitive svǫlu, plural svǫlur)

  1. a swallow
Declension[edit]
Descendants[edit]
  • Icelandic: svala
  • Faroese: svala
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: svale (svala, svole, svòlu, sulu (dialectal or obsolete))
  • Norwegian Bokmål: svale
  • Old Swedish: svala
  • Old Danish: swalæ, swolæ

Etymology 2[edit]

From the adjective svalr.

Verb[edit]

svala

  1. to chill, cool
Conjugation[edit]
Descendants[edit]

Adjective[edit]

svala

  1. strong feminine accusative singular of svalr
  2. strong masculine accusative plural of svalr
  3. weak masculine oblique singular of svalr
  4. weak feminine nominative singular of svalr
  5. weak neuter singular of svalr

References[edit]

  • svala in Geir T. Zoëga, A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1910

Swedish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /²svɑːla/
  • (file)

Etymology 1[edit]

See the etymology of the main entry.

Adjective[edit]

svala

  1. absolute singular definite and plural form of sval.

Etymology 2[edit]

svala

From Old Norse svala, from Proto-Germanic *swalwǭ.

Noun[edit]

svala c

  1. swallow (bird)
Declension[edit]
Declension of svala 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative svala svalan svalor svalorna
Genitive svalas svalans svalors svalornas

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