dronning

See also: drónning

DanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse dróttning (mistress, queen), cognate with Swedish drottning. Derived from dróttinn (lord, leader) (Danish drot).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /drɔnenɡ/, [ˈd̥ʁʌneŋ]

NounEdit

dronning c (singular definite dronningen, plural indefinite dronninger)

  1. (en, queen) (a female monarch)
  2. (en, queen) (the wife or widow of a king)
  3. (figuratively) queen (a person who is leading in a certain area)
  4. (zoology) (en, queen) (the reproductive female in social insect species)
  5. (chess) (en, queen)

InflectionEdit

Related termsEdit

  • konge (king)
  • prins (son of a king and/or a queen)
  • prinsgemal (husband of a ruling queen)
  • prinsesse (daughter of a king and/or a queen)

Derived termsEdit

See alsoEdit

Chess pieces in Danish · skakbrikker (skak + brikker) (layout · text)
           
konge dronning tårn løber springer bonde
Playing cards in Danish · kort, spillekort (layout · text)
             
es toer treer firer femmer sekser syver
             
otter nier tier knægt, bonde dame, dronning konge joker

Norwegian BokmålEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse dróttning.

NounEdit

dronning f or m (definite singular dronninga or dronningen, indefinite plural dronninger, definite plural dronningene)

  1. queen (a female monarch)
  2. queen (chess piece)
  3. queen (reproductive female of certain insects)

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Norwegian NynorskEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse dróttning.

NounEdit

dronning f (definite singular dronninga, indefinite plural dronningar, definite plural dronningane)

  1. queen (a female monarch)
  2. queen (chess piece)
  3. queen (reproductive female of certain insects)

Derived termsEdit

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