DanishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Older konning, from Old Norse konungr (king), from Proto-Germanic *kuningaz (king), cognate with Swedish konung, English king, German König, Dutch koning. Derived from *kunją (kin, clan) (Danish køn).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /kɔnɡə/, [ˈkʰʌŋə]

NounEdit

konge c (singular definite kongen, plural indefinite konger)

  1. king (male monarch)
  2. (figuratively) king (a person who is leading in a certain area)
  3. (chess) king
  4. (card games) king

InflectionEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Greenlandic: kunngi

Related termsEdit

  • dronning (queen)
  • drot (minor king, historical)
  • prins (son of a king and/or a queen)
  • prinsesse (daughter of a king and/or a queen)

Derived termsEdit

See alsoEdit

Chess pieces in Danish · skakbrikker (skak + brikker) (layout · text)
           
konge dronning tårn løber springer bonde
Playing cards in Danish · kort, spillekort (layout · text)
             
es toer treer firer femmer sekser syver
             
otter nier tier knægt, bonde dame, dronning konge joker

Norwegian BokmålEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse konungr and kongr, from Proto-Germanic *kuningaz (king).

AdjectiveEdit

konge (indeclinable)

  1. (slang) fantastic, great
    Helt konge!
    (That's) brilliant!

NounEdit

konge m (definite singular kongen, indefinite plural konger, definite plural kongene)

  1. king
    1. a male monarch
    2. a playing piece in chess
    3. a playing card with the image of a king on it

Derived termsEdit

Related termsEdit

ReferencesEdit


Norwegian NynorskEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse kongr and konungr, from Proto-Germanic *kuningaz. Akin to English king. The adjective is derived from the noun.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

konge m (definite singular kongen, indefinite plural kongar, definite plural kongane)

  1. king
    1. a male monarch
    2. a playing piece in chess
    3. a playing card with the image of a king on it

Derived termsEdit

Related termsEdit

AdjectiveEdit

konge (singular and plural konge)

  1. (slang) fantastic, great
    Heilt konge!
    (That's) brilliant!

ReferencesEdit