mången

See also: mangen and mang en

SwedishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Swedish manger, margher, marghin, from Old Norse mangr, margr, from Proto-Germanic *managaz.

PronounEdit

mången c, månget n, mångt n, många pl

  1. (singular only, dated) many a
  2. (plural only) many, many people
    Många vill ha senap på korven.
    Many want mustard on their hot dog.

Usage notesEdit

  • This pronoun is also used as an adjective and noun.
  • The singular of this pronoun takes the meaning "many a". It's rarely used in casual speech, except when trying to sound old-timey, and so is dated.
  • Swedish dictionaries SAOB and SAOL don't connect this pronoun mången, månget, många (many) to the adjectives fler (more) and flest (most), even though most (non-linguist) native speakers of Swedish consider them as forms of the same adjective.

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