DanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse hvass, from Proto-Germanic *hwassaz, cognate with Norwegian Nynorsk kvass, Swedish vass, Gothic 𐍈𐌰𐍃𐍃𐌰𐌱𐌰 (ƕassaba, adverb).

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

hvas (neuter hvast, plural and definite singular attributive hvasse, comparative hvassere, superlative (predicative) hvassest, superlative (attributive) hvasseste)

  1. sharp (able to cut easily; able to pierce easily; offensive, critical, or acrimonious)

InflectionEdit

Inflection of hvas
Positive Comparative Superlative
Common singular hvas hvassere hvassest2
Neuter singular hvast hvassere hvassest2
Plural hvasse hvassere hvassest2
Definite attributive1 hvasse hvassere hvasseste
1) When an adjective is applied predicatively to something definite, the corresponding "indefinite" form is used.
2) The "indefinite" superlatives may not be used attributively.

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Old SwedishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse hvass, from Proto-Germanic *hwassaz.

AdjectiveEdit

hvas

  1. sharp

DeclensionEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Swedish: vass