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SwedishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Swedish mæstare, mæster, from Old Norse meistari, from Middle Low German meister, mêster, from Old Saxon mêstar, from Old French maistre (French maître), from Latin magister.[1]

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

mästare c (feminine: mästarinna)

  1. a master (expert at something)
  2. a master (a fully educated tradesman, no longer an apprentice or journeyman)
  3. a champion (winner of a competition)

DeclensionEdit

Inflection of mästare 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative mästare mästaren mästare mästarna
Genitive mästares mästarens mästares mästarnas

Usage notesEdit

  • compounds are based on mäster-, which is also the title: goddag, mäster Andersson

Related termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ mästare in Elof Hellquist, Svensk etymologisk ordbok (1st ed., 1922)