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Etymology 1Edit

From Old Danish sialfær, sælf, from Old Norse sjálfr, from Proto-Germanic *selbaz, from Proto-Indo-European *selbʰ- (one's own), from *s(w)e- (separate, apart).

PronunciationEdit

PronounEdit

selv

  1. self, herself, himself, itself, myself, oneself, ourselves, themselves, yourself, yourselves

AdverbEdit

selv

  1. even

Etymology 2Edit

From the pronoun selv, after the English self.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

selv n (singular definite selvet, not used in plural form)

  1. self (an individual person as the object of his own reflective consciousness)

See alsoEdit


Norwegian BokmålEdit

WestrobothnianEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse silfr, sylfr, from Proto-Germanic *silubrą.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

selv n (definite selve)

  1. (uncountable) silver

Derived termsEdit

  • selvtje n (silver chain (jewellery))
  • selvskre n (Sciaridae larvae)