spröjs

SwedishEdit

fönster med spröjsar; spröjsade fönster
spröjsar mellan stolsben, spröjsar i stolsrygg

EtymologyEdit

Cognate with Danish dialectal sprøjse, from an older German word Spräutze, Sprütze, Sprüs, Spreusse, related to Danish sprosse, German Sprosse (rung, crosspiece), and Spreize (support beam). Used in Swedish since 1779.

NounEdit

spröjs c

  1. a muntin, a mullion; a separator (of wood, metal, or stone) between panes in a window
  2. a rung, a crosspiece in a ladder or between the legs of a chair; a separator in any kind of framework

DeclensionEdit

Related termsEdit

  • fönsterspröjs
  • spröjsad
  • spröjsfri
  • spröjsverk

ReferencesEdit

Last modified on 21 September 2013, at 08:09