Norwegian BokmålEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse *bljúgr.

AdjectiveEdit

blyg (neuter singular blygt, definite singular and plural blyge, comparative blygere, indefinite superlative blygest, definite superlative blygeste)

  1. shy, timid

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SwedishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Swedish bliūgher, blȳgher,[1] from Old Norse *bljúgr. Cognate with Danish bly, Norwegian blyg, Icelandic bljúgur, Old High German blūgo (from Proto-Germanic *bleuga-, *blūga-, shyly), Middle Low German blūc, bliuc and dialectal German blug, plug, blaug.[2] Probably ultimately related to blöt (wet), from Proto-Germanic *blautaz.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈblyːɡ/
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  • Rhymes: -yːɡ

AdjectiveEdit

blyg

  1. shy, timid

DeclensionEdit

Inflection of blyg
Indefinite Positive Comparative Superlative2
Common singular blyg blygare blygast
Neuter singular blygt blygare blygast
Plural blyga blygare blygast
Definite Positive Comparative Superlative
Masculine singular1 blyge blygare blygaste
All blyga blygare blygaste
1) Only used, optionally, to refer to things whose natural gender is masculine.
2) The indefinite superlative forms are only used in the predicative.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ blyg in Elof Hellquist, Svensk etymologisk ordbok (1st ed., 1922)
  2. ^ blyg in Svenska Akademiens ordbok (SAOB)