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EtymologyEdit

vill +‎ -se. Used as an adverb in 1588, based on the adjective vill (lost). A few centuries later the adverb was formed into a new adjective vilsen.

PronunciationEdit

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AdverbEdit

vilse

  1. being lost, having lost orientation
    vi har gått vilse
    we are lost

ReferencesEdit

  • vilse in Elof Hellquist, Svensk etymologisk ordbok (1st ed., 1922)