tvär

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Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Swedish þvar, þvær, from Old Norse þverr, from Proto-Germanic *þwerhaz, presumably from Proto-Indo-European *terkʷ-.

Adjective[edit]

tvär

  1. across, perpendicular to the main direction
  2. sharp (of a curve)
  3. sudden, immediate
  4. stubborn, grumpy (of a person who gives short, sharp answers that oppose what most would think)

Declension[edit]

Inflection of tvär
Indefinite/attributive Positive Comparative Superlative2
Common singular tvär
Neuter singular tvärt
Plural tvära
Definite Positive Comparative Superlative
Masculine singular1 tväre
All tvära
1) Only used, optionally, to refer to things whose natural gender is masculine.
2) The indefinite superlative forms are only used in an attributive role.

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