Swedish Edit

Etymology Edit

Alteration of kroat (Croat) in the 17th century, under German influence. According to SO and SAOB (see #References), the military forces known as Croats had a reputation for wild behavior during the Thirty Years' War, where they fought on the Catholic side against Sweden. Doublet of kravatt.

Pronunciation Edit

Noun Edit

krabat c

  1. a small child (or animal)
    De där krabborna är trevliga små krabater
    Those crabs are nice little fellas
  2. (obsolete) an ethnic Croat

Usage notes Edit

Cute-sounding in the modern sense.

Declension Edit

Declension of krabat 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative krabat krabaten krabater krabaterna
Genitive krabats krabatens krabaters krabaternas

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