växa

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Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse vaxa, from Proto-Germanic *wahsijaną, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂weg-, cognate with wax (of the moon).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)

Verb[edit]

växa (present växer, preterite växte, supine växt or vuxit, imperative väx)

  1. grow; increase in size
    kyrkan och kungens makt växte i betydelse
    the church and the power of the king grew in significance
  2. grow; sprout

Usage notes[edit]

  • There are traces of a strong conjugation (växa, —, vuxit) besides the more common weak one (växa, växte, växt). The strong singular past tense (originally vox) is never seen, but there is an archaic plural past tense vuxo and a subjunctive vuxe. There is also the past participle vuxen, which has taken on a sense of grown-up or adult.

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