See also: gron, groen, and grøn

German Low German

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Alternative forms

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Etymology

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From Middle Low German grōne, from Old Saxon grōni, from Proto-West Germanic *grōnī, from Proto-Germanic *grōniz. Compare German grün, Dutch groen.

Pronunciation

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  • (in some dialects) IPA(key): /ɡɾœɪ̯n/

Adjective

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grön

  1. green

Icelandic

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Etymology

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From Old Norse grǫn, from Proto-Germanic *granō.

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Noun

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grön f (genitive singular granar, nominative plural granir)

  1. moustache
    Synonym: yfirvararskegg
  2. upper lip
    Synonym: efrivör
  3. spruce (tree of the genus Picea)
    Synonym: greni

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Swedish

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Unripe Meyer Lemon

Etymology

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From Old Swedish grø̄n, from Old Norse grœnn, from Proto-Germanic *grōniz (compare with Danish grøn, Dutch groen, English green and German grün), ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *gʰrōni-, from Proto-Indo-European *gʰreh₁- (to grow).

Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): /ˈɡrøːn/
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  • Rhymes: -øːn

Adjective

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grön (comparative grönare, superlative grönast)

  1. of the color green
  2. (politics) related to a Green Party
  3. looking sick
  4. inexperienced
  5. approved
  6. jealous
    Grön av avund. (compare synonymous Icelandic grænn af öfund)
    Green with envy.

Declension

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Inflection of grön
Indefinite Positive Comparative Superlative2
Common singular grön grönare grönast
Neuter singular grönt grönare grönast
Plural gröna grönare grönast
Masculine plural3 gröne grönare grönast
Definite Positive Comparative Superlative
Masculine singular1 gröne grönare grönaste
All gröna grönare grönaste
1) Only used, optionally, to refer to things whose natural gender is masculine.
2) The indefinite superlative forms are only used in the predicative.
3) Dated or archaic

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Colors in Swedish · färger (layout · text)
     vit      grå      svart
             röd; karmosin, karmosinröd              orange; brun              gul; beige
             limegrön              grön             
             cyan (rare) turkos (common); teal              azur              blå
             lila; indigo              magenta; purpur              rosa (common), skär (uncommon)

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