smälta

See also: smalta and smælta

SwedishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Swedish smælta, from Old Norse *smelta, from Proto-Germanic *smeltaną.

PronunciationEdit

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NounEdit

smälta c

  1. melt; molten material

DeclensionEdit

Declension of smälta 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative smälta smältan smältor smältorna
Genitive smältas smältans smältors smältornas

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VerbEdit

smälta (present smälter, preterite smälte or smalt, supine smält or smultit, imperative smält)

  1. (intransitive) thaw; melt; to become fluid.
    Vinterns första snö brukar smälta så snart den når marken
    The first snow of the winter usually melts as soon as it meets the ground
    Glassen smalt/smälte i solen.
    The ice cream melted in the sun.
  2. (transitive) melt (the act of making something become fluid)
    Han smälte ner guldet.
    He melted the gold.

Usage notesEdit

The strong declension can only be used in the intransitive sense, whereas the weak declension can be used for both senses.

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