See also: alv

SwedishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse elfr, from Proto-Germanic *albijō (river). Compare Norwegian elv.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

älv c

  1. a river

DeclensionEdit

Usage notesEdit

  • Rivers in Scandinavia north of Göta älv and Dalälven are named älv, south thereof å or ström. Rivers abroad are called flod. Smaller streams can be called å, ström, bäck.

See alsoEdit

Last modified on 30 March 2014, at 22:47