See also: lov

Swedish

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ett löv (matches the immediate intuition for the word)

Alternative forms

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  • löf (obsolete since 1906)

Etymology

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From Old Swedish løf, from Old Norse lauf, from Proto-Germanic *laubą, perhaps from Proto-Indo-European *lewp- (peel, break off).

Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): /løːv/
  • Audio:(file)
  • Rhymes: -øːv

Noun

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löv n

  1. a leaf (on a tree or bush and not a needle)
    Synonym: (more general) blad
    Det ena trädet till det andra: – Do you löv me? – Näver!
    One tree to the other: – Do you leaf me? – Birch bark! (widespread schoolyard multilingual joke)
  2. (computing, graph theory) leaf

Usage notes

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Leaves from trees on the ground that are raked are idiomatically always löv rather than blad. Any leaf resembling the picture is also a löv.

Declension

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Declension of löv 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative löv lövet löv löven
Genitive lövs lövets lövs lövens

Derived terms

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References

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