Norwegian BokmålEdit

NounEdit

kvæn m (definite singular kvænen, indefinite plural kvæner, definite plural kvænene)

  1. form removed with the spelling reform of 1959; superseded by kven

Norwegian NynorskEdit

NounEdit

kvæn m (definite singular kvænen, indefinite plural kvæner or kvænar, definite plural kvænene or kvænane)

  1. form removed with the spelling reform of 2012; superseded by kven

Old NorseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *kwēniz, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *gʷḗn (woman).

NounEdit

kvæn f (genitive kvænar, plural kvænir)

  1. Alternative form of kván

DeclensionEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • kvæn in A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic, G. T. Zoëga, Clarendon Press, 1910, at Internet Archive.