Compound of smör (“butter”) + gås (“goose”), originally referring to small pieces of butter which float to the surface of the milk as it is churned. These were spread on bread, and gave the name for the whole bread + butter (+ other toppings) combination.
- IPA(key): /ˈsmœrˌɡoːs/, /ˈsmœrˌɡɔs/
Audio (en smörgås) (file)
- Hyphenation: smör‧gås, definite: smör‧gås‧en
smörgås c (countable)
|Declension of smörgås|