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Norwegian NynorskEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse ljúfr, from Proto-Germanic *leubaz, from Proto-Indo-European *leubh- (love), *lewbʰ-.

AdjectiveEdit

ljuv (masculine and feminine ljuv, neuter ljuvt, definite singular and plural ljuve, comparative ljuvare, indefinite superlative ljuvast, definite superlative ljuvaste)

  1. (poetic) lovely, sweet
    1895, Arne Garborg: Haugtussa, "Fyrivarsl":
    Men ljuv er ljosnande Morgon / alt etter den tunge Natt.
    But lovely is the bright morning / after the heavy night.

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SwedishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Swedish liuver, from Old Norse ljúfr, from Proto-Norse ᛚᛖᚢᛒᚨᛉ (leubaz), from Proto-Germanic *leubaz, from Proto-Indo-European *leubh- (love), *lewbʰ-. Related to English love, Latin libet, Russian любовь (ljubovʹ).

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

ljuv (comparative ljuvare, superlative ljuvast)

  1. lovely, sweet, pleasant
    hämden är ljuvrevenge is sweet
    det ljuva livetthe dolce vita

DeclensionEdit

Inflection of ljuv
Indefinite Positive Comparative Superlative2
Common singular ljuv ljuvare ljuvast
Neuter singular ljuvt ljuvare ljuvast
Plural ljuva ljuvare ljuvast
Definite Positive Comparative Superlative
Masculine singular1 ljuve ljuvare ljuvaste
All ljuva ljuvare ljuvaste
1) Only used, optionally, to refer to things whose natural gender is masculine.
2) The indefinite superlative forms are only used in the predicative.

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