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sovs

  1. plural of sov

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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French sauce. Cf. also Old Danish salsæ.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

sovs c (singular definite sovsen, plural indefinite sovse or sovser)

  1. sauce

Usage notesEdit

What, if anything, the difference between sovs and sauce is, is a matter of some contention. Some use sovs for the viscous sauces traditionally eaten with potatoes in Denmark, and sauce with the sauces introduced when French cuisine became fashionable in Denmark. Others regard the difference as purely psychological, with sovs and sauce carrying connotations of low and high culture, respectively. Others again use the terms interchangeably.

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sovs

  1. past tense passive of sova.