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Norwegian BokmålEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Low German brüden, the noun is derived from the verb.

NounEdit

bry n (definite singular bryet, uncountable)

  1. bother, inconvenience, trouble

VerbEdit

bry (imperative bry, present tense bryr, passive brys, simple past brydde or brød, past participle brydd, present participle bryende)

  1. to bother, trouble

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Norwegian NynorskEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Low German brüden, the noun is derived from the verb.

NounEdit

bry n (definite singular bryet, uncountable)

  1. bother, inconvenience, trouble

VerbEdit

bry (present tense bryr, past tense brydde, past participle brydd/brytt, passive infinitive bryast, present participle bryande, imperative bry)

  1. to bother, trouble

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SwedishEdit

NounEdit

bry n

  1. a consideration, a thought, a problem
    utan minsta bry
    without the slightest thought; carelessly

Usage notesEdit

DeclensionEdit

Declension of bry 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative bry bryt bryn bryna
Genitive brys bryts bryns brynas

VerbEdit

bry

  1. (reflexive) to think (of something), to consider, to care (for)
    Konungen blef brydd
    The king was bewildered
    Vem bryr sig?!
    Who cares?!
    Det enda hon brydde sig om nu
    The only thing she cared for now
    Hvad brydde mig, om ock min fot vid randen / Af jordens yta stode skild från dig? (translation by Carl Rubert Nyblom, 1871)
    No matter then although my foot did stand / Upon the farthest earth removed from thee (Shakespeare, Sonnet 44)

ConjugationEdit