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DanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse í hel (to the netherworld). Compare Swedish ihjäl.

PronunciationEdit

AdverbEdit

ihjel

  1. to death
    slå ihjelkill, literally: beat to death
    slå sig ihjel – lose one's life, be killed
    slå tiden ihjelkill time (make time seem to pass more quickly by doing nothing important)
  2. (figuratively) to death (to a great degree)
    kede sig ihjel – be bored to death
    tie ihjelhush up

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