Swedish word origins
Where can I find a good Swedish to English source, explanation of Swedish word origins.
Eg a simple example of component words
år year tider times
But what is the origin of kvåll evening ?
I find understanding origins and related meanings helps me remember words.
While not exactly what you are looking for, Svenska Akademien has since 1786 been working on a complete etymological dictionary of every word in the Swedish language. They have just finished T. http://g3.spraakdata.gu.se/saob/ (WARNING: Contains historical usage and variants of words that are not used in modern Swedish. Even the explanations are sometimes in a very archaic language.)
¨sedan slutet av 1200 talet¨ reading the Swedish and remembering it in order to put it in a translator will push me along, a pity the text/explanation can not be copied, a great source
this is proving useful, I think I am understanding a lot of it eg the origin of - bröllop - wedding - It appears around 1200 and appears to derive from - "brudlop" which itself derives from "brod och löpa - explanation - efter festligheterna i samband med brudfärden till brudgummens gård - after the festivities associated with bridal journey to the groom's farm (Google translation, so it might be a bit inaccurate)
I understand it as - bride (brud) and (och) runs (löpa)
It interesting to compare the sound of the words with the English expression - the bride elopes/eloped
I have searched online but the main things I have found are about Swedish loan words in English.