verden

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Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Ultimately from Old Norse verǫld, from Proto-Germanic *weraldiz.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

verden c (singular definite verdenen or verdnen, plural indefinite verdener or verdner)

  1. world

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Usage notes[edit]

Not inflected when used as a proper noun; thus the best father in the world translates as verdens bedste far, not *verdnens bedste far, which would mean "the best father in some particular world". On the other hand, the world of fashion, the world I live in becomes modeverdnen, den verden jeg bor i, respectively.

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

Cf. verd. From Old Norse verǫld, from Proto-Germanic *weraldiz.

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Noun[edit]

verden m (definite singular verdenen, indefinite plural verdener, definite plural verdenene)

  1. world (human collective existence)
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Etymology 2[edit]

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Noun[edit]

verden m, f

  1. definite masculine singular of verd

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