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SwedishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • hvarf (obsolete since 1906)

EtymologyEdit

Might be from Old Norse hvarf (circle).

PronunciationEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /varv/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -arv

NounEdit

varv n

  1. turn, revolution, a full circle
    45 varv per minut
    45 revolutions per minute (rpm)
  2. (geology) layer, varve
  3. wharf, shipyard
    Har du hört att de ska flytta Götaverken? – Det går väl inte? Om man flyttar ett helt varv är man ju tillbaka där man började!
    Have you heard they are moving Götaverken (former large shipyard in Gothenburg)? – Can you do that? If you move a whole shipyard (a full circle), you are back where you started!

DeclensionEdit

Declension of varv 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative varv varvet varv varven
Genitive varvs varvets varvs varvens