Norwegian BokmålEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old Norse geyja.

VerbEdit

gjø (present tense gjør; past tense gjødde; past participle gjødd)

  1. (intransitive) to bark
    Synonym: bjeffe

NounEdit

gjø n (definite singular gjøet, indefinite plural gjø, definite plural gjøa or gjøene)

  1. barking

See alsoEdit

Etymology 2Edit

Apocopy of the longer form gjøde, from Old Norse gœða, from Proto-Germanic *gōdijaną (to make good, improve). Akin to Swedish göda.

Alternative formsEdit

VerbEdit

gjø (present tense gjør; past tense gjødde; past participle gjødd)

  1. (transitive) to feed with the purpose of having the recipient (often an animal) gain weight
  2. (reflexive) to self-indulge
  3. to fertilize

ReferencesEdit


Norwegian NynorskEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Apocopy of the longer gjøda, from Old Norse gœða, from Proto-Germanic *gōdijaną (to make good, improve). Akin to Swedish göda.

Alternative formsEdit

  • gjøda (long form with a-infinitive)
  • gjøde (long form with e- or split infinitive)

VerbEdit

gjø (present tense gjør, past tense gjødde, supine gjødd or gjødt, past participle gjødd, present participle gjødande, imperative gjø)

  1. (transitive) to feed with the purpose of having the recipient (often an animal) gain weight
  2. (reflexive) to self-indulge
  3. to fertilize
Derived termsEdit
Related termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Old Norse gói, . Akin to Icelandic góa.

NounEdit

gjø f (definite singular gjøa, indefinite plural gjøer, definite plural gjøene)

  1. (historical, month) Goa

Etymology 3Edit

Related to gøyr.

NounEdit

gjø f (definite singular gjøa, indefinite plural gjøer, definite plural gjøene)

  1. a swelling and pain in hand or wrist due to over-exertion

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