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See also: prova, próva, provà, and provâ

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EtymologyEdit

From Old Swedish prøva, from Middle Low German prôven, from Late Latin probō (test, try, examine, approve, show to be good or fit, prove, verb), from probus (good, worthy, excellent), from Proto-Indo-European *pro-bhwo- (being in front, prominent), from Proto-Indo-European *pro-, *per- (toward) + Proto-Indo-European *bhu- (to be)

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /prøːva/
  • Hyphenation: prö‧va

VerbEdit

pröva (present prövar, preterite prövade, supine prövat, imperative pröva)

  1. to try, to make an attempt or to sample and evaluate it afterward
  2. to test, to challenge, to tempt; as in to put something up for examination
    I nöden prövas vännen
    Hardship is the test of friendship, a friend in need is a friend indeed

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