ulv

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Danish[edit]

En ulv - A wolf

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse úlfr, from Proto-Germanic *wulfaz, from Proto-Indo-European *wĺ̥kʷos (wolf).

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ulv c (singular definite ulven, plural indefinite ulve)

  1. wolf

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Norwegian Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia no

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse úlfr, from Proto-Germanic *wulfaz, from Proto-Indo-European *wĺ̥kʷos.

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ulv m (definite singular ulven, indefinite plural ulver, definite plural ulvene)

  1. a wolf

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Norwegian Nynorsk Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia nn

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse úlfr, from Proto-Germanic *wulfaz, from Proto-Indo-European *wĺ̥kʷos. Akin to English wolf.

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Noun[edit]

ulv m (definite singular ulven, indefinite plural ulvar, definite plural ulvane)

  1. a wolf, particularly the grey wolf (Canis lupus)

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Swedish[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • ulf (pre-1906 spelling)

Etymology[edit]

From Old Swedish ulver, from Old Norse úlfr, from Proto-Germanic *wulfaz, from Proto-Indo-European *wĺ̥kʷos.

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Noun[edit]

ulv c

  1. (dated, poetic) wolf

Usage notes[edit]

  • The word ulv was taboo in older Swedish. It was therefore replaced by the word varg, originally meaning ”criminal, evildoer”, but which is the standard word today. Dialectally and historically, a variety of taboo replacement words were in use, e.g. gråben (grey-leg), tasse, etc.

Declension[edit]

Declension of ulv 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative ulv ulven ulvar ulvarna
Genitive ulvs ulvens ulvars ulvarnas

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