See also: tvär

DanishEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /tvɛːˀr/, [ˈtˢʋ̥ɛˀɐ̯]

Etymology 1Edit

From Old Norse þverr (transverse, adverse, obstinate), from Proto-Germanic *þwerhaz (cross, adverse), cognate with Swedish tvär, German quer, Dutch dwars, Gothic 𐌸𐍅𐌰𐌹𐍂𐌷𐍃 (þwairhs).

AdjectiveEdit

tvær (neuter tvært, plural and definite singular attributive tvære)

  1. sullen, sulky
InflectionEdit
Inflection of tvær
Positive Comparative Superlative
Common singular tvær tværere tværest2
Neuter singular tvært tværere tværest2
Plural tvære tværere tværest2
Definite attributive1 tvære tværere tværeste
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.
Derived termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

Etymology 2Edit

See the etymology of the main entry.

VerbEdit

tvær

  1. imperative of tvære

FaroeseEdit

PronunciationEdit

NumeralEdit

tvær

  1. feminine nominative/accusative of tveir

IcelandicEdit

PronunciationEdit

NumeralEdit

tvær

  1. feminine nominative/accusative of tveir

Norwegian NynorskEdit

VerbEdit

tvær

  1. (non-standard since 1959) present tense of två

Old NorseEdit

NumeralEdit

tvær (masculine tveir, neuter tvau)

  1. feminine nominative/accusative of tveir (two)