AfrikaansEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Dutch middag, from Middle Dutch middach.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

middag (plural middae)

  1. An afternoon.
  2. midday, noon

Derived termsEdit


DanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From mid- (middle) +‎ dag (day). Compare Old Norse miðdagr, miðr dagr, English midday, Dutch middag, German Mittag.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

middag c (singular definite middagen, plural indefinite middage)

  1. midday, noon (the time between ca. 11am and 1pm)
  2. dinner, supper (the major meal of the day, normally served in the evening)
    Synonym: aftensmad
  3. (rare, dated) lunch (especially in rural areas, where the major hot meal is served at noon)
    Synonym: frokost
  4. dinner, banquet (a formal dinner with invited guests)

InflectionEdit


DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Dutch middach. Equivalent to mid- +‎ dag.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈmɪ.dɑx/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: mid‧dag

NounEdit

middag m (plural middagen, diminutive middagje n)

  1. midday, noon
  2. (chiefly Netherlands) afternoon (period from 12 PM to 6 PM)
  3. (Suriname) afternoon and early evening (period from 12 PM to 7 PM)

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Afrikaans: middag
  • Jersey Dutch: míddāx
  • Negerhollands: middag, meddag

See alsoEdit


Norwegian BokmålEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse miðdagr, miðr dagr, from miðr (middle) and dagr (day).

PronunciationEdit

IPA(key): /ˈmɪd.dɑɡ/

NounEdit

middag m (definite singular middagen, indefinite plural middager, definite plural middagene)

  1. dinner (main meal of the day)
  2. noon, midday (around 12 noon)

Derived termsEdit

ReferencesEdit


Norwegian NynorskEdit

 
Norwegian Nynorsk Wikipedia has an article on:
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Norwegian Nynorsk Wikipedia has an article on:
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EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse miðdagr, miðr dagr, from miðr (middle) and dagr (day).

NounEdit

middag m (definite singular middagen, indefinite plural middagar, definite plural middagane)

  1. dinner (main meal of the day)
  2. noon, midday (around 12 noon)

Derived termsEdit

ReferencesEdit


SwedishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Swedish miþdagher, midhdagher, Old Norse miðdagr, miðr dagr, from miðr (middle) + dagr (day); synchronically, mid- +‎ dag (day).

Middag originally referred to the biggest meal of the day, which was eaten at noon, hence the name, and the meal eaten in the evening was kvällsmat or kvällsvard. After the Industrial Revolution, the time of the main meal of the day shifted to the evening, after work hours, and the word lunch was borrowed from English to denote the meal eaten around noon.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈmɪda/
  • (in careful speech) IPA(key): /ˈmɪdɑːɡ/

NounEdit

middag c

  1. midday, noon
  2. (dated, dialectal) lunch
  3. dinner

DeclensionEdit

Declension of middag 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative middag middagen middagar middagarna
Genitive middags middagens middagars middagarnas

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