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EtymologyEdit

hygge +‎ -lig ‎(-ly)

AdjectiveEdit

hyggelig

  1. nice, friendly
  2. cozy, comfortable, snug
  3. awesome
  4. homey

InflectionEdit

Inflection of hyggelig
Positive Comparative Superlative
Common singular hyggelig hyggeligere hyggeligst
Neuter singular hyggeligt hyggeligere hyggeligst
Plural hyggelige hyggeligere hyggeligst
Definite hyggelige hyggeligere hyggeligste

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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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