See also: vag, vaag, vág, and väg

DanishEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old Danish wagh (heavy sea), from Old Norse vágr (sea‚ bay), from Proto-Germanic *wēgaz (wave), cognate with Norwegian våg (inlet), Swedish våg (wave), English waw (obsolete), Dutch waag f, Old Norse vágr (sea; bay). Doublet of vove.

NounEdit

våg c (singular definite vågen, plural indefinite våge or våger)

  1. (archaic) wave
    • 1921, Frederik Poulsen, Folkesind i Nord og Syd, p. 109
      Du er Kredsløbets Bytte, du Lille, / du er født til Vendettaens Aag, / og som Galliens Mor skal du stirre / hjerteræd ned i Krigshavets Vaag.
      You are the prey of the loop, you little one, you are born to the yoke of the vendetta, and as the mother of Gaul, you shall stare, frightened in your heart, into the wave of the sea of war.
  2. (archaic) narrow inlet (about conditions in Norway and on the Faroe Islands)
    • 1812, N.F.S. Grundtvig, Kort Begreb af Verdens Krønike i Sammenhæng, p. 313
      Der sad i Vaagen Præstemanden Hans Egede og læste i en gammel Bog, hvordan kristen Tro fordum havde bygget på Grønland.
      In the inlet, the priest Hans Egede was reading in an old book how Christian faith had once existed in Greenland.
InflectionEdit

ReferencesEdit

Etymology 2Edit

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

VerbEdit

våg

  1. imperative of våge

Norwegian BokmålEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old Norse vágr

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

våg m (definite singular vågen, indefinite plural våger, definite plural vågene)

  1. a narrow inlet (smaller than a fjord)

Etymology 2Edit

VerbEdit

våg

  1. imperative of våge

ReferencesEdit


Norwegian NynorskEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old Norse vágr, from Proto-Germanic *wēgaz.

NounEdit

våg m (definite singular vågen, indefinite plural vågar, definite plural vågane)

  1. a narrow inlet (smaller than a fjord)
Derived termsEdit

NounEdit

våg (present tense vågar, past tense våga, past participle våga, passive infinitive vågast, present participle vågande, imperative våg)

  1. (water) a wave atop a body of water

Etymology 2Edit

Same as Etymology 1. Specialized use of våg m.

NounEdit

våg m (definite singular vågen, uncountable)

  1. pus
    Synonyms: puss, var, verk

Etymology 3Edit

From Old Norse vág f, from Proto-Germanic *wēgō (scales, weight).

NounEdit

våg f (definite singular våga, indefinite plural våger, definite plural vågene)

  1. (mechanics) a rod used as lever
  2. a scale (device to measure weight)
  3. (historical, units of measure) an older unit of weight used to measure heavier goods, around 18 kg.

Etymology 4Edit

From the verb våge.

NounEdit

våg n (definite singular våget, indefinite plural våg, definite plural våga)

  1. an act of daring something
  2. a brave or audacious act

VerbEdit

våg

  1. imperative of våga

ReferencesEdit


SwedishEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old Swedish vāgh, from Old Norse vágr, from Proto-Germanic *wēgaz. Cognate with Middle High German wâge, German Woge, Old English wæg.

NounEdit

våg c

  1. a wave; a shape with alternatingly curves; a motion of liquid or energy
DeclensionEdit
Declension of våg 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative våg vågen vågor vågorna
Genitive vågs vågens vågors vågornas
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Old Swedish vāgh, from Old Norse vág, from Proto-Germanic *wēgō. Cognate with Icelandic vog. Compare väga.

NounEdit

våg c

  1. a scale; a device for measuring weights or masses
  2. Libra (star sign)
DeclensionEdit
Declension of våg 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative våg vågen vågar vågarna
Genitive vågs vågens vågars vågarnas
Related termsEdit

See alsoEdit

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