verden

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Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Danish werdhen, originally singular definite form of wæræld, wærild, wærælde, from Old Norse verǫld, from Proto-Germanic *weraldiz. The original indefenite form in Old Danish was rarely used, so much so the definite form was interpreted as the indefinite form, hence the etymology.

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Noun[edit]

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

  1. world

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]

From Danish verden, from Old Danish werdhen, originally singular definite form of wæræld, wærild, wærælde, from Old Norse verǫld, whence verd, from Proto-Germanic *weraldiz. The original indefenite form was rarely used so much so the definite form was interpreted as the indefinite form, hence the etymology.

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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]

See the etymology of the main entry.

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Noun[edit]

verden m or f

  1. definite masculine singular of verd

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Zazaki[edit]

Verb[edit]

verden

  1. to abandon, release, relinquish