svar

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See also: svár, svär, svår, svær, and svär-

Danish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /svaːˀr/, [ˈsʋ̥ɑˀ]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Norse svar (answer, reply), either derived from the verb svara or inherited from Proto-Germanic *swarō (solemn statement), cognate with English swear. Compare also the compound *andaswarō (reply) in English answer and Danish ansvar (responsibility).

Noun[edit]

svar n (singular definite svaret, plural indefinite svar)

  1. answer (response)
  2. reply
  3. response
  4. retort, repartee
Inflection[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Norse svárr, from Proto-Germanic *swēraz, cognate with Swedish svår, German schwer, Dutch zwaar. Doublet of svær. The Danish form with a is influenced by Middle Low German swār.

Adjective[edit]

svar (neuter svart, plural and definite singular attributive svare)

  1. (dated) sore, dire
Inflection[edit]
Inflection of svar
Positive Comparative Superlative
Common singular svar svarere svarest2
Neuter singular svart svarere svarest2
Plural svare svarere svarest2
Definite attributive1 svare svarere svareste
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.

Etymology 3[edit]

See the etymology of the main entry.

Verb[edit]

svar

  1. imperative of svare

Faroese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse svar (answer, reply).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

svar n (genitive singular svars, plural svør or svar)

  1. reply, answer

Declension[edit]

Declension of svar
n5 singular plural
indefinite definite indefinite definite
nominative svar svarið svør svørini
accusative svar svarið svør svørini
dative svari svarinum svørum svørunum
genitive svars svarsins svara svaranna
Declension of svar
n3 singular plural
indefinite definite indefinite definite
nominative svar svarið svar svarini
accusative svar svarið svar svarini
dative svari svarinum svarum svarunum
genitive svars svarsins svara svaranna

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Icelandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse svar (answer, reply).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

svar n (genitive singular svars, nominative plural svör)

  1. answer, reply

Declension[edit]

Synonyms[edit]

  • (answer): ans n

Related terms[edit]


Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Norse svar (answer, reply).

Noun[edit]

svar n (definite singular svaret, indefinite plural svar, definite plural svara or svarene)

  1. an answer, a reply

Etymology 2[edit]

Verb[edit]

svar

  1. imperative of svare

References[edit]


Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse svar.

Noun[edit]

svar n (definite singular svaret, indefinite plural svar, definite plural svara)

  1. an answer, a reply

Verb[edit]

svar

  1. imperative of svara

References[edit]


Old Norse[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *swarjaną. Related to sverja (to swear).[1]

Noun[edit]

svar n (genitive svars, plural svǫr)

  1. answer, reply

Declension[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Icelandic: svar
  • Faroese: svar
  • Norwegian Bokmål: svar
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: svar
  • Swedish: svar
  • Danish: svar

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pokorny, Julius, Indogermanisches etymologisches Wörterbuch [Indo-European Etymological Dictionary] (in German), Bern, München: Francke Verlag, 1959, page 3022

Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse svar (answer, reply).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /svɑːr/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

svar n

  1. answer, response, reply

Declension[edit]

Declension of svar 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative svar svaret svar svaren
Genitive svars svarets svars svarens

Related terms[edit]

References[edit]

Anagrams[edit]