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björn

See also: Björn, Bjørn, Bjǫrn, bjørn, and bjǫrn

IcelandicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse bjǫrn, from Proto-Germanic *bernuz, northern form of Proto-Germanic *berô,

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björn m

  1. bear (mammal)

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SwedishEdit

en björn

EtymologyEdit

From Old Swedish biörn, biorn, from Old Norse bjǫrn, from Proto-Germanic *bernuz, northern form of Proto-Germanic *berô, probably from Proto-Indo-European *bʰer- (brown).[1]

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NounEdit

björn c

  1. a bear (an ursid)
    Vi såg en björn i skogen i går.
    We saw a bear in the forest yesterday.
  2. (slang) a large hairy man, particularly one who is gay; a bear

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  1. ^ björn in Elof Hellquist, Svensk etymologisk ordbok (1st ed., 1922)