EnglishEdit

 
kvass

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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Russian квас (kvas).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

kvass (countable and uncountable, plural kvasses)

  1. A type of traditional fermented Russian beverage with little or no alcohol, made from bread, often flavored with fruit.
    • 1966, Bernard Malamud, The Fixer, Chapter 2,
      She [] talked constantly, mostly of her childhood, the young ladies’ school she had attended, and the pleasures of Kiev in the summertime.
      “Days are long and hot, but nights are languorous and starlit. People refresh themselves in their flower gardens and some walk in the parks, drink kvass and lemonade, and listen to the symphonies []

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Norwegian BokmålEdit

 
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PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Russian квас (kvas).

NounEdit

kvass m (definite singular kvassen, indefinite plural kvasser, definite plural kvassene)

  1. (beverage) kvass

Etymology 2Edit

From Old Norse hvass.

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AdjectiveEdit

kvass (neuter singular kvast, definite singular and plural kvasse, comparative kvassere, indefinite superlative kvassest, definite superlative kvasseste)

  1. sharp
    Pass på, den kniven kan være kvass.
    Watch out, that knife could be sharp.
  2. sharp, clever, witty
    Han er en kvass gutt.
    He is a sharp boy.
  3. sharp, abrupt, acute
    De hørte et kvast skrik.
    They heard a sharp scream.

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ReferencesEdit

“kvass” in The Bokmål Dictionary.


Norwegian NynorskEdit

 
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PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Russian квас (kvas).

NounEdit

kvass m (definite singular kvassen, indefinite plural kvassar, definite plural kvassane)

  1. (beverage) kvass

Etymology 2Edit

From Old Norse hvass

AdjectiveEdit

kvass (neuter singular kvast, definite singular and plural kvasse, comparative kvassare, indefinite superlative kvassast, definite superlative kvassaste)

  1. sharp
  2. sharp, clever, witty
  3. sharp, abrupt, acute

SynonymsEdit

ReferencesEdit

“kvass” in The Nynorsk Dictionary.