våg

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See also: vag, vaag, vág, and väg

Danish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Danish wagh (heavy sea), from Old Norse vágr (sea‚ bay), from Proto-Germanic *wēgaz (wave), cognate with Norwegian våg (inlet), Swedish våg (wave), English waw (obsolete), Dutch waag f, Old Norse vágr (sea; bay). Doublet of vove.

Noun[edit]

våg c (singular definite vågen, plural indefinite våge or våger)

  1. (archaic) wave
    • 1921, Frederik Poulsen, Folkesind i Nord og Syd, p. 109
      Du er Kredsløbets Bytte, du Lille, / du er født til Vendettaens Aag, / og som Galliens Mor skal du stirre / hjerteræd ned i Krigshavets Vaag.
      You are the prey of the loop, you little one, you are born to the yoke of the vendetta, and as the mother of Gaul, you shall stare, frightened in your heart, into the wave of the sea of war.
  2. (archaic) narrow inlet (about conditions in Norway and on the Faroe Islands)
    • 1812, N.F.S. Grundtvig, Kort Begreb af Verdens Krønike i Sammenhæng, p. 313
      Der sad i Vaagen Præstemanden Hans Egede og læste i en gammel Bog, hvordan kristen Tro fordum havde bygget på Grønland.
      In the inlet, the priest Hans Egede was reading in an old book how Christian faith had once existed in Greenland.
Inflection[edit]

References[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Verb[edit]

våg

  1. imperative of våge

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Norse vágr

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

våg m (definite singular vågen, indefinite plural våger, definite plural vågene)

  1. a narrow inlet (smaller than a fjord)

Etymology 2[edit]

Verb[edit]

våg

  1. imperative of våge

References[edit]


Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Norse vágr, from Proto-Germanic *wēgaz.

Noun[edit]

våg m (definite singular vågen, indefinite plural vågar, definite plural vågane)

  1. a narrow inlet (smaller than a fjord)
Derived terms[edit]

Noun[edit]

våg (present tense vågar, past tense våga, past participle våga, passive infinitive vågast, present participle vågande, imperative våg)

  1. (water) a wave atop a body of water

Etymology 2[edit]

Same as Etymology 1. Specialized use of våg m.

Noun[edit]

våg m (definite singular vågen, uncountable)

  1. pus
    Synonyms: puss, var, verk

Etymology 3[edit]

From Old Norse vág f, from Proto-Germanic *wēgō (scales, weight).

Noun[edit]

våg f (definite singular våga, indefinite plural våger, definite plural vågene)

  1. (mechanics) a rod used as lever
  2. a scale (device to measure weight)
  3. (historical, units of measure) an older unit of weight used to measure heavier goods, around 18 kg.

Etymology 4[edit]

From the verb våge.

Noun[edit]

våg n (definite singular våget, indefinite plural våg, definite plural våga)

  1. an act of daring something
  2. a brave or audacious act

Verb[edit]

våg

  1. imperative of våga

References[edit]


Swedish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Swedish vāgh, from Old Norse vágr, from Proto-Germanic *wēgaz. Cognate with Middle High German wâge, German Woge, Old English wæg.

Noun[edit]

våg c

  1. a wave; a shape with alternatingly curves; a motion of liquid or energy
Declension[edit]
Declension of våg 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative våg vågen vågor vågorna
Genitive vågs vågens vågors vågornas
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Swedish vāgh, from Old Norse vág, from Proto-Germanic *wēgō. Cognate with Icelandic vog. Compare väga.

Noun[edit]

våg c

  1. a scale; a device for measuring weights or masses
  2. Libra (star sign)
Declension[edit]
Declension of våg 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative våg vågen vågar vågarna
Genitive vågs vågens vågars vågarnas
Related terms[edit]

See also[edit]

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