DanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Low German junkvrūwe (maiden), a compound of junk (young) +‎ vrūwe (lady), compare German Jungfrau.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /jɔmfru/, [ˈjʌmfʁ̥u], [ˈjʌmfʁ̥o]

NounEdit

jomfru c (singular definite jomfruen, plural indefinite jomfruer)

  1. virgin (a person who has never had sexual intercourse)
  2. (dated) maiden (young unmarried women)
    Synonym: frøken
  3. Virgo (someone with a Virgo star sign)

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Norwegian BokmålEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Low German junkvruwe, and Old Norse jungfrú, jumfrú

NounEdit

jomfru f or m (definite singular jomfrua or jomfruen, indefinite plural jomfruer, definite plural jomfruene)

  1. a virgin (girl or woman who has never had sexual intercourse)
  2. a historical form of address for an unmarried daughter of the bourgeoisie, used from the early modern period until the 19th century, contrasted with the higher style of frøken
  3. (gammel jomfru) an old maid (derogatory) or spinster (older woman who has never married)
  4. a Virgo (someone born under that star sign)

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Norwegian NynorskEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Middle Low German junkvruwe, and Old Norse jungfrú, jumfrú

NounEdit

jomfru f (definite singular jomfrua, indefinite plural jomfruer, definite plural jomfruene)

  1. a virgin (as above)
  2. (gammal / gamal jomfru) an old maid or spinster (as above)
  3. a Virgo (as above)

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