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DanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse fagr, from Proto-Germanic *fagraz, from Proto-Indo-European *ph₂ḱ- (to fasten, place). Cognate with Norwegian and Swedish fager, Icelandic fagur, English fair.

AdjectiveEdit

fager

  1. fair (of good appearance), pretty

Norwegian BokmålEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse fagr, from Proto-Germanic *fagraz, from Proto-Indo-European *ph₂ḱ- (to fasten, place).

AdjectiveEdit

fager

  1. fair (of good appearance), pretty

Norwegian NynorskEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse fagr, from Proto-Germanic *fagraz, from Proto-Indo-European *ph₂ḱ- (to fasten, place). Akin to English fair.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

fager (neuter fagert, plural fagre, comparative fagrare, superlative fagrast)

  1. fair (of good appearance), pretty

ReferencesEdit


SwedishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Swedish fagher, from Old Norse fagr, from Proto-Germanic *fagraz, from Proto-Indo-European *ph₂ḱ- (to fasten, place).

AdjectiveEdit

fager (comparative fagerare, superlative fagerast)

  1. (dated) fair (of good appearance), pretty

DeclensionEdit

Inflection of fager
Indefinite/attributive Positive Comparative Superlative2
Common singular fager fagrare fagrast
Neuter singular fagert fagrare fagrast
Plural fagra fagrare fagrast
Definite Positive Comparative Superlative
Masculine singular1 fagre fagrare fagraste
All fagra fagrare fagraste
1) Only used, optionally, to refer to things whose natural gender is masculine.
2) The indefinite superlative forms are only used in an attributive role.

Related termsEdit


WestrobothnianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse fagr, from Proto-Germanic *fagraz, from Proto-Indo-European *ph₂ḱ- (to fasten, place).

AdjectiveEdit

fager (comparative fegär or fäger, supine fegst or fägst)

  1. fair (of good appearance), pretty

ReferencesEdit

  • Rietz, Johan Ernst, “Fager”, in Svenskt dialektlexikon: ordbok öfver svenska allmogespråket [Swedish dialectal lexicon: a dictionary for the Swedish lects] (in Swedish), 1962 edition, Lund: C. W. K. Gleerups Förlag, published 1862–1867, page 123