hyggelig

NorwegianEdit

EtymologyEdit

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AdjectiveEdit

hyggelig

  1. nice
  2. cozy, comfortable
  3. hello, a greeting

Usage notesEdit

Hyggelig's use as a greeting is synecdoche from its appearance in the Norwegian phrase "hyggelig å hilse deg ("nice to meet/see you"). As such, it most frequently appears following other words of greeting as in "Hei! Hyggelig!" or "Hallo, hyggelig".

SynonymsEdit

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