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From Ancient Greek μῦς (mûs).


mye f (plural myes)

  1. Mya (taxonomic genre of mollusks)

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Norwegian BokmålEdit


From Old Norse mykit, a newer variant of mikit, itself the neuter form of the adjective mikill (big, large, great), from Proto-Germanic *mikilaz, from Proto-Indo-European *méga-. Cognate with Norwegian Bokmål and Danish meget, Swedish mycket, Icelandic mikill and English much.



mye (indeclinable, comparative mer, indefinite superlative mest, definite superlative meste)

  1. Existing in large quantities: lots of, a lot (of), many, a great deal (of), much (antonym to lite, "small", "little")
    Kom an, det er mye arbeid som må gjøres.
    Come on, there's a lot of work to do.
    Det finnes mye rart i byen.
    There are a lot of strange things in the city.
    Ble det for mye for deg? = was it too much for you?
  2. Used as a noun: much, a lot of (things), a great deal
    Mye kunne vært gjort annerledes i denne saken
    Much could have been done differently in this case.
  3. much, far, a great deal (in a comparative sense, functions as an adverb)
    Faren min er mye sterkere enn din.
    My dad is much stronger than yours.
    Det huset er mye større enn jeg hadde trodd.
    That house is much bigger than I had expected.
  4. (as a verb-modifying adverb) much, a great deal, a good deal, a lot
    Jogger du mye i fritida?
    Do you jog much in your spare time?
    Han drikker mye.
    He drinks a lot.

Usage notesEdit

  • å være mye syk = to often be ill
    • han er mye syk. = he is often ill.


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Norwegian NynorskEdit




  1. form removed with the spelling reform of 2012; superseded by mykje