Last modified on 10 April 2015, at 20:31

høg

See also: hog and hög

DanishEdit

Høge (Accipiter gentilis)

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse haukr (hawk), from Proto-Germanic *habukaz, probably ultimately derived from Proto-Indo-European *keh₂p- (seize).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /høːɡ/, [høːˀj]

NounEdit

høg c (singular definite høgen, plural indefinite høge)

  1. hawk (bird of the genus Accipiter)
  2. hawk (advocate of aggressive politics) [from 1963]

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Norwegian NynorskEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse hár, from Proto-Germanic *hauhaz, from Proto-Indo-European *kewk-, a suffixed form of *kew-. Compare Swedish hög, Danish høj.

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AdjectiveEdit

høg (masculine and feminine høg, neuter høgt, definite singular and plural høge, comparative høgre/høgare, indefinite superlative høgst/høgast, definite superlative høgste/høgaste)

  1. high, tall
    Kor høg er du?
    How tall are you?
  2. (slang) high, stoned

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