upphov

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Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Old Swedish uphof, same in Old Danish, from hæfia up, to heave up, to begin; same as Icelandic hefja upp, Middle Low German upheven, German anheben ‎(to begin). Also in modern Swedish, häva upp sin röst, begin to talk. However, upphäva has evolved to mean the opposite, to end.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

upphov n

  1. origin, beginning
    sina dagars upphov
    one's parent (the origin of one's days)

Declension[edit]

Inflection of upphov 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative upphov upphovet upphov upphoven
Genitive upphovs upphovets upphovs upphovens

Related terms[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ upphov in Elof Hellquist, Svensk etymologisk ordbok (1st ed., 1922)