vän

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Etymology 1[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

vän (comparative vänare, superlative vänast)

  1. (dated) fair, beautiful
Declension[edit]
Inflection of vän
Indefinite/attributive Positive Comparative Superlative2
Common singular vän vänare vänast
Neuter singular vänt vänare vänast
Plural väna vänare vänast
Definite Positive Comparative Superlative
Masculine singular1 väne vänare vänaste
All väna vänare vänaste
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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Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Norse vinr, from Proto-Germanic *winiz, from Proto-Indo-European *wenh₁- ‎(to seek, desire, love, win).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)
    ("en vän", meaning "a friend")
  • IPA(key): /vɛn/

Noun[edit]

vän c (feminine: väninna, only among women)

  1. a friend
    De var bästa vänner under alla år i skolan.
    They were best friends through all years in school.
    Vi är bara vänner.
    We’re just friends (i.e. not a couple)
Declension[edit]
Inflection of vän 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative vän vännen vänner vännerna
Genitive väns vännens vänners vännernas
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