halväten

SwedishEdit

EtymologyEdit

halv- +‎ äten

AdjectiveEdit

halväten (not comparable)

  1. half-eaten
    han fick sikte på stekpannan med den sista halvätna köttbiten
    he caught sight of the frying pan with the last half-eaten piece of meat
    Pålsmässa betecknades av ett svärd, nu var halvfallen snö och halvätet hö, d. v. s. det var mitt i vintern.
    St. Paul's Mass (January 25th) was indicated by a sword (in the folklore almanac), now was half-fallen snow and half-eaten hay, i.e. it was mid winter.

DeclensionEdit

Inflection of halväten
Indefinite Positive Comparative Superlative2
Common singular halväten
Neuter singular halvätet
Plural halvätna
Masculine plural3 halvätne
Definite Positive Comparative Superlative
Masculine singular1 halvätne
All halvätna
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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