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Norwegian BokmålEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse hvalr.

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NounEdit

kval m (definite singular kvalen, indefinite plural kvaler, definite plural kvalene)

  1. a whale

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Norwegian NynorskEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse hvalr, from Proto-Germanic *hwalaz, from Proto-Indo-European *(s)kʷálos (sheatfish). Akin to English whale.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

kval m (definite singular kvalen, indefinite plural kvalar, definite plural kvalane)

  1. a whale
    • 1856, Ivar Aasen, Norske Ordsprog:
      Dat kjem inkje kvart Aar Kval paa Land.
      It is not every year that whales come on shore.

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