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[edit]

See the etymology of the main entry.

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]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Norse vágr

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

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

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

Etymology 2[edit]

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]

Cognate with Icelandic vog. Compare väga.

Noun[edit]

våg c

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