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FaroeseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse kvæna, from kván (wife), from Proto-Germanic *kwenǭ, from Proto-Indo-European *gʷḗn.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

kvinna f (genitive singular kvinnu, plural kvinnur)

  1. woman

DeclensionEdit

Declension of kvinna
f1 singular plural
indefinite definite indefinite definite
nominative kvinna kvinnan kvinnur kvinnurnar
accusative kvinnu kvinnuna kvinnur kvinnurnar
dative kvinnu kvinnuni kvinnum kvinnunum
genitive kvinnu kvinnunnar kvinna kvinnanna

SynonymsEdit

Derived termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

Árnason, Kristján (2011) The Phonology of Icelandic and Faroese (The Phonology of the World's Languages) (in English), Oxford: Oxford University Press, page 87


Norwegian BokmålEdit

Alternative formsEdit

NounEdit

kvinna f

  1. definite feminine singular of kvinne

Norwegian NynorskEdit

Old NorseEdit

EtymologyEdit

Back-formed from kvenna, the genitive plural of kona. Ultimately from Proto-Germanic *kwenǭ, from Proto-Indo-European *gʷḗn (woman).

NounEdit

kvinna f (genitive kvinnu)

  1. Alternative form of kona

DeclensionEdit

ReferencesEdit

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

SwedishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse kvæna, from kván (wife), from Proto-Germanic *kwenǭ, from Proto-Indo-European *gʷḗn. Cognate with English queen.

PronunciationEdit

  • (file)
  • IPA(key): /ˈkvɪnːˌa/

NounEdit

kvinna c

  1. a woman

DeclensionEdit

Declension of kvinna 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative kvinna kvinnan kvinnor kvinnorna
Genitive kvinnas kvinnans kvinnors kvinnornas

AntonymsEdit

  • man (with respect to gender)

Derived termsEdit

ReferencesEdit