tvær

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See also: tvär

Danish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /tvɛːˀr/, [ˈtˢʋ̥ɛˀɐ̯]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Norse þverr (transverse, adverse, obstinate), from Proto-Germanic *þwerhaz (cross, adverse), cognate with Swedish tvär, German quer, Dutch dwars, Gothic 𐌸𐍅𐌰𐌹𐍂𐌷𐍃 (þwairhs).

Adjective[edit]

tvær (neuter tvært, plural and definite singular attributive tvære)

  1. sullen, sulky
Inflection[edit]
Inflection of tvær
Positive Comparative Superlative
Common singular tvær tværere tværest2
Neuter singular tvært tværere tværest2
Plural tvære tværere tværest2
Definite attributive1 tvære tværere tværeste
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.
Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Verb[edit]

tvær

  1. imperative of tvære

Faroese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Numeral[edit]

tvær

  1. feminine nominative/accusative of tveir

Icelandic[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Numeral[edit]

tvær

  1. feminine nominative/accusative of tveir

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Verb[edit]

tvær

  1. (non-standard since 1959) present tense of två

Old Norse[edit]

Numeral[edit]

tvær (masculine tveir, neuter tvau)

  1. feminine nominative/accusative of tveir (two)

Descendants[edit]

  • Icelandic: tvær f
  • Faroese: tvær f
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: tvæ f
  • Norwegian: (dialectal) tvær, tver f
  • Old Swedish: tvār, tvā f
  • Gutnish: twar, twa f
  • Dalian: tver, twèr m or f