DanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Old Danish thykk(i)æ, from Old Norse þykkja (to seem), from Proto-Germanic *þunkijaną (to seem, to appear), cognate with English think, German dünken. Related to Danish tænke. In the modern standard language replaced by synes.

PronunciationEdit

IPA(key): /ˈtykəs/, [ˈtˢyɡ̊əs], West Jutlandic IPA(key): [ˈtˢœwˀs] (the latter is often spelled tøws in dialect texts).

VerbEdit

tykkes (past tense tyktes or tykkedes, past participle tyktes or tykkedes)

  1. (archaic) to seem, appear
    • 1874, Fr. Winkel Horn, Billeder af Livet paa Island, p. 130
      Det tyktes ham saare uhyggeligt, at være der i Fjeldene.
      It seemed very frightening to him to be in those mountains.
  2. (archaic or dialect) to think
    • 1904, Jens Skytte, På sommerveje:
      Jeg tykkes nu, her er bleven saa livligt og hyggeligt, siden han kom.
      Well, I think that things have become lively and cozy since he came.
    • 2019, Søren Hyldeborg Andersen, Lyden af sne: En roman, p. 380
      Nå, så det tøws du.
      You think so!

InflectionEdit