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DanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse sál (soul), from Old English sāwol, ultimately from Proto-Germanic *saiwalō; compare also Old Saxon sēola.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /sjɛːl/, [ɕɛːˀl]

NounEdit

sjæl c (singular definite sjælen, plural indefinite sjæle)

  1. soul

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NorwegianEdit

PronounEdit

sjæl

  1. (dialectal) myself, yourself, himself, herself, itself, ourselves, yourselves, themselves

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InterjectionEdit

  1. (dialectal, informal) ditto

SynonymsEdit

Usage notesEdit

Derived from the dialectal form (of the pronoun) traditionally used in the capital area, sjæl. Even though the Danish form (selv) has entered the spoken language through the written language, the interjection is exclusively pronounced (and written) sjæl and cannot be replaced by selv.