konfirmere

Norwegian BokmålEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Latin cōnfirmāre (to confirm).

VerbEdit

konfirmere (present tense konfirmerer, past tense konfirmerte, past participle konfirmert)

  1. (transitive, Christianity) to confirm (to administer (the sacrament or ritual (depending on denomination) of) confirmation on (someone))
    Han ble begravd av presten som også konfirmerte ham.
    He was buried the very priest who had confirmed him.
  2. (reflexive, passive or in the mediopassive, Christianity) to affirm the covenant of one's baptism
    jeg skal konfirmeres til våren
    (please add an English translation of this usage example)
  3. (passive or reflexive) to go through a coming-of-age in place of the more traditional rite in the Church of Norway, usually in a secular context, but also in Christian denominations not practicing child baptism
    ikke alle vil konfirmere seg i kirka; noen konfirmerer seg borgerleg
    not everyone want to be confirmed in church; some are confirmed with civil confirmation.
  4. (transitive, idiomatic) to berate, scold

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Norwegian NynorskEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin cōnfirmāre (to confirm).

VerbEdit

konfirmere (present tense konfirmerer, past tense konfirmerte, past participle konfirmert, passive infinitive konfirmerast, present participle konfirmerande, imperative konfirmer)

  1. (transitive, Christianity) to confirm (to administer (the sacrament or ritual (depending on denomination) of) confirmation on (someone))
    Han vart gravlagd av presten som òg konfirmerte han.
    He was buried (His funeral was administered by) the priest who also had confirmed him.
  2. (passive or reflexive, Christianity) to affirm the covenant of one's baptism
    eg skal konfirmerast til våren
    (please add an English translation of this usage example)
  3. (passive or reflexive) to go through a coming-of-age in place of the more traditional rite in the Church of Norway, usually in a secular context, but also in Christian denominations not practicing child baptism
    ikkje alle vil konfirmere seg i kyrkja; somme konfirmerer seg borgarleg
    not everyone want to be confirmed in church; some are confirmed with civil confirmation.
  4. (transitive, idiomatic) to berate, scold

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