See also: svař, svár, svär, svår, svær, and svär-

DanishEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /svɑːˀ/, [ˈs̺ʋɑ̈ˀ]

Etymology 1Edit

From Old Norse svar (answer, reply), either derived from the verb svara or inherited from Proto-Germanic *swarō (solemn statement), cognate with English swear. Compare also the compound *andaswarō (reply) in English answer and Danish ansvar (responsibility).

NounEdit

svar n (singular definite svaret, plural indefinite svar)

  1. answer (response)
  2. reply
  3. response
  4. retort, repartee
InflectionEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Old Norse svárr, from Proto-Germanic *swēraz, cognate with Swedish svår, German schwer, Dutch zwaar. Doublet of svær. The Danish form with a is influenced by Middle Low German swār.

AdjectiveEdit

svar (neuter svart, plural and definite singular attributive svare)

  1. (dated) sore, dire
InflectionEdit
Inflection of svar
Positive Comparative Superlative
Common singular svar svarere svarest2
Neuter singular svart svarere svarest2
Plural svare svarere svarest2
Definite attributive1 svare svarere svareste
1) When an adjective is applied predicatively to something definite, the corresponding "indefinite" form is used.
2) The "indefinite" superlatives may not be used attributively.

Etymology 3Edit

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

VerbEdit

svar

  1. imperative of svare

FaroeseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse svar (answer, reply).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

svar n (genitive singular svars, plural svør or svar)

  1. reply, answer

DeclensionEdit

Declension of svar
n5 singular plural
indefinite definite indefinite definite
nominative svar svarið svør svørini
accusative svar svarið svør svørini
dative svari svarinum svørum svørunum
genitive svars svarsins svara svaranna
Declension of svar
n3 singular plural
indefinite definite indefinite definite
nominative svar svarið svar svarini
accusative svar svarið svar svarini
dative svari svarinum svarum svarunum
genitive svars svarsins svara svaranna

See alsoEdit


IcelandicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse svar (answer, reply).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

svar n (genitive singular svars, nominative plural svör)

  1. answer, reply

DeclensionEdit

SynonymsEdit

  • (answer): ans n

Related termsEdit


Norwegian BokmålEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old Norse svar (answer, reply).

NounEdit

svar n (definite singular svaret, indefinite plural svar, definite plural svara or svarene)

  1. an answer, a reply

Etymology 2Edit

VerbEdit

svar

  1. imperative of svare

ReferencesEdit


Norwegian NynorskEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse svar.

NounEdit

svar n (definite singular svaret, indefinite plural svar, definite plural svara)

  1. an answer, a reply

VerbEdit

svar

  1. imperative of svara

ReferencesEdit


Old NorseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *swarjaną. Related to sverja (to swear).[1]

NounEdit

svar n (genitive svars, plural svǫr)

  1. answer, reply

DeclensionEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Icelandic: svar
  • Faroese: svar
  • Norwegian Bokmål: svar
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: svar
  • Swedish: svar
  • Danish: svar

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Pokorny, Julius (1959) Indogermanisches etymologisches Wörterbuch [Indo-European Etymological Dictionary] (in German), volume 3, Bern, München: Francke Verlag, page 3022

SwedishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse svar (answer, reply).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /svɑːr/
  • (file)

NounEdit

svar n

  1. answer, response, reply

DeclensionEdit

Declension of svar 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative svar svaret svar svaren
Genitive svars svarets svars svarens

Related termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

AnagramsEdit