See also: selv-

DanishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old Danish sialfær, sælf, from Old Norse sjálfr, from Proto-Germanic *selbaz. Cognates include English self and German selbst, selber. The sense "even" is probably influenced by German.

PronunciationEdit

PronounEdit

selv

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

Added after a pronoun or a noun.

AdverbEdit

selv

  1. even

Etymology 2Edit

From the pronoun selv. Calque of English self (and German Selbst).

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)

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Norwegian BokmålEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

PronounEdit

selv

  1. (singular) myself, yourself, himself, herself, itself
    also as, for example: ham selv (himself)
  2. (plural) ourselves, yourselves, themselves

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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)