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EtymologyEdit

hygge +‎ -lig ‎(-ly)

AdjectiveEdit

hyggelig ‎(neuter hyggeligt, definite and plural hyggelige, comparative hyggeligere, superlative hyggeligste)

  1. Nice, friendly.
  2. Cozy, comfortable, snug.
  3. Awesome.
  4. Homey.

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Norwegian BokmålEdit

EtymologyEdit

From hygge +‎ -lig

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AdjectiveEdit

hyggelig ‎(neuter singular hyggelig, definite singular and plural hyggelige)

  1. nice, pleasant
  2. cosy, comfortable
  3. hello, a greeting

Usage notesEdit

Hyggelig's use as a greeting is synecdoche from its appearance in the Norwegian phrase "hyggelig å hilse deg ("nice to meet/see you"). As such, it most frequently appears following other words of greeting as in "Hei! Hyggelig!" or "Hallo, hyggelig".

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