Norwegian BokmålEdit

EtymologyEdit

Unknown, but some believe it to be a shortening of the word godbonde ("good-farmer"), also thought to be borrowed directly from Swedish gubbe. Probably akin to the Nynorsk verb guve ("to stand crouching") which is from Old Norse gaupn ("something bent").

NounEdit

gubbe m (definite singular gubben, indefinite plural gubber, definite plural gubbene)

  1. An old man, geezer, husband, man of the house (lovingly or derogatory)
    En hvithåret gubbe gikk forbi.
    A white-haired old man walked by.
    Jeg skal spørre gubben
    I'll ask the man of the house.
    Hva er det den gamle gubben vil nå, da?
    What does the old geezer want now?
  2. A stick of dynamite
    Noen kasta gubber mot butikken min!
    Someone threw dynamite sticks at my store!

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Norwegian NynorskEdit

EtymologyEdit

As for Bokmål above.

NounEdit

gubbe m (definite singular gubben, indefinite plural gubbar, definite plural gubbane)

  1. An old man, geezer, husband, man of the house (lovingly or derogatory)
    Ein kvithåra gubbe gjekk forbi.
    A white-haired old man walked by.
    Eg skal spørja gubben
    I'll ask the man of the house.
    Kva er det den gamle gubben vil no, då?
    What does the old geezer want now?
  2. A stick of dynamite
    Nokon kasta gubbar mot butikken min!
    Someone threw dynamite sticks at my store!

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SwedishEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

gubbe c

  1. (informal, sometimes derogatory) an old or elderly man
    Gå rakt fram, mot gubbarna där borta.
    Go straight up to those old men over there.
  2. (informal) one's husband
    Jag gick till teatern med min gubbe.
    I went to the theatre with my husband.
  3. (dialectal) little lump

DeclensionEdit

Declension of gubbe 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative gubbe gubben gubbar gubbarna
Genitive gubbes gubbens gubbars gubbarnas

DescendantsEdit

  • Finnish: gube