grund

See also: Grund

DanishEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /gron/, [ɡ̊ʁɔnˀ]

Etymology 1Edit

From Old Norse grunnr (shallow).

Alternative formsEdit

AdjectiveEdit

grund (neuter grundt, definite and plural grunde)

  1. shallow

Etymology 2Edit

A convergence of two Old Norse words, grund (a plain) and grunn (a shallow).

NounEdit

grund c (singular definite grunden, plural indefinite grunde)

  1. reason (a cause)
  2. motive (incentive to act; a reason)
  3. argument (a reason)
  4. cause
  5. ground
  6. soil
  7. shoal
  8. site, plot
  9. foundation
  10. basis
  11. priming
InflectionEdit

Etymology 3Edit

See grunde (to ground, establish, ponder).

VerbEdit

grund

  1. Imperative of grunde.

IcelandicEdit

NounEdit

grund f

  1. ground
    Ég er kominn aftur á íslenska grund.
    I've returned to Icelandic ground.

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Old EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Proto-Germanic *grunduz

NounEdit

grund m (nominative plural grundas)

  1. ground, foundation, abyss, hell, plain, country land, earth
    Ǽlc sǽ ðeáh heó deóp sý hæfþ grund on ðære eorþan. — every sea, tho it be deep, hath its bottom in the earth

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Old NorseEdit

EtymologyEdit

Related to Old Norse grunn (shallow, shoal). Possibly derived from Old Norse gróa (to grow).

NounEdit

grund f (genitive grundar, plural grundir)

  1. green field, grassy plain

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Old SaxonEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *grunduz.

NounEdit

grund m

  1. ground, foundation, abyss, plain, earth

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ScotsEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

grund (plural grunds)

  1. (South Scots) ground

SynonymsEdit

  • groond (other Scots dialects)

SwedishEdit

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

grund

  1. shallow

DeclensionEdit

NounEdit

grund c

  1. ground, land
    Huset är byggt på ofri grund
    The house is built on non-freehold property
  2. the foundation of a building; the part of the outer walls of a house which extends below the level of the floor, and down to the ground.
  3. a fundament, a foundation, a basis, fundamentals; what other constructions (physical or metaphorical) rely on
  4. cause; reason
  5. a shallow in water

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NounEdit

grund n

  1. An area of shallow water in a large body of water, which causes a potential danger to boats or ships.

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Last modified on 10 April 2014, at 22:10