IcelandicEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse kveld.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

kveld n (genitive singular kvelds, nominative plural kveld)

  1. (archaic or poetic) evening
    • Genesis 1:31 (Icelandic Bible, New International Version)
      Og Guð leit allt, sem hann hafði gjört, og sjá, það var harla gott. Það varð kveld og það varð morgunn, hinn sjötti dagur.
      God saw all that he had made, and it was very good. And there was evening, and there was morning—the sixth day.

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Norwegian BokmålEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse kveld.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

kveld m (definite singular kvelden, indefinite plural kvelder, definite plural kveldene)

  1. evening
    Ha en fin kveld.
    Have a nice evening.
    ta en tidlig kveld - have an early night (go to bed earlier than usual)

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Norwegian NynorskEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse kveld

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /kʋɛlː/, /kʋɛld/

NounEdit

kveld m (definite singular kvelden, indefinite plural kveldar, definite plural kveldane)

  1. an evening

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Old NorseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *kweldą, *kwildiz. Akin to Old English cwild (downfall, death), cwyldtīd (evening), Old High German quiltiwerc (evening work), dialectal German Kilt. Originally literally “the quelling [of day]”, and exists also in the form kveld dags, usually with the preposition at: at kveldi dags (originally literally “at the end or quelling of the day”, hence “in the evening”). Related to kvelja, Old English cwellan, English quell, kill.

NounEdit

kveld n (genitive kvelds, plural kveld)

  1. evening

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DescendantsEdit

  • Old Danish: kwæld
    • Danish: kvæld c (before and in dialects also n)
  • Faroese: kvøld n
  • Icelandic: kveld n, kvöld n

ReferencesEdit

  • kveld in Geir T. Zoëga, A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1910