DanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Equivalent to bred (wide) +‎ -de (noun suffix), from Old Norse breidd, from Proto-Germanic *braidiþō.

PronunciationEdit

IPA(key): /brɛːˀdə/, [ˈb̥ʁæˀd̥ə]

NounEdit

bredde c (singular definite bredden, plural indefinite bredder)

  1. breadth, width

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Norwegian BokmålEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old Norse breidd (compare Old English brad), from the adjective breiðr "wide" (compare bred/brei), sense 2 is from Latin latitudo.

NounEdit

bredde m (definite singular bredden, indefinite plural bredder, definite plural breddene)

  1. wide, breadth, width (compare bred/brei), across, depth
    Huset har en bredde på fire meter.
    The house is four metres wide/across. (literally: "the house has a width of four metres")
    Barna gikk fem i bredden.
    The children walked five abreast. (literally: "the children walked five in the width")
    Denne historien mangler bredde.
    This story is lacking depth.
  2. latitude
    Oslo ligger på 60 grader nordlig bredde.
    Oslo is at 60 degrees northern latitude.
Usage notesEdit

Not to be confused with the noun bredd which has a similar inflection and means "brim" or "(river) bank".

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Etymology 2Edit

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VerbEdit

bredde

  1. simple past of bre

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SwedishEdit

VerbEdit

bredde

  1. past tense of breda.

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