Danish edit

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /løstən/, [ˈløsd̥ən]

Etymology 1 edit

Derived from lyst (desire, lust) or maybe a conversion of lystende, the present participle of lyste (to feel like, want, wish).

Adjective edit


  1. lascivious, lustful
  2. voluptuous (suggestive of or characterized by full, generous, pleasurable sensation)
Usage notes edit

A loosely related morpheme "-lysten" exists in compounds, and has the meaning "with great desire to do or achieve something", e.g. eventyrlysten (adventurous) and stridslysten (eager to fight).

Inflection edit
Inflection of lysten
Positive Comparative Superlative
Indefinte common singular lysten 2
Indefinite neuter singular lystent 2
Plural lystne 2
Definite attributive1 lystne
1) When an adjective is applied predicatively to something definite, the corresponding "indefinite" form is used.
2) The "indefinite" superlatives may not be used attributively.
Synonyms edit

Etymology 2 edit

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Noun edit

lysten c

  1. definite singular of lyst

Norwegian Bokmål edit

Alternative forms edit

Noun edit

lysten m or f

  1. definite masculine singular of lyst

Swedish edit

Etymology edit

From Old Swedish lyste, from Old Swedish lust (lust). Compare Danish lysten and German lüstern.

Adjective edit

lysten (comparative lystnare, superlative lystnast)

  1. covetous, desirous

Declension edit

Inflection of lysten
Indefinite Positive Comparative Superlative2
Common singular lysten lystnare lystnast
Neuter singular lystet lystnare lystnast
Plural lystna lystnare lystnast
Masculine plural3 lystne lystnare lystnast
Definite Positive Comparative Superlative
Masculine singular1 lystne lystnare lystnaste
All lystna lystnare lystnaste
1) Only used, optionally, to refer to things whose natural gender is masculine.
2) The indefinite superlative forms are only used in the predicative.
3) Dated or archaic

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