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SWEDISH WORD OF THE WEEK: WEEK #4

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Hej alla! You can find an archive of all of my posts at http://swedishwordoftheweek.blogspot.com/ Thanks to davidalso for the suggestion!


WEEK #4:
MJÖLDRYGA (common gender/en-word, plural: mjöldrygor)
1. a type of fungus that most commonly grows on rye

3 years ago

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'Mjöl' is flour and 'dryg' and related word family suggests "additional, extra". So something that is additional to flours, like a fungus that grows on seeds...yeah, makes sense.

In Finnish it is known as 'torajyvä', directly translating as 'strifegrain'. Apparently the symptoms of eating it include violent hallucinations...

3 years ago

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Interesting! Mjöl is flour, so that makes sense, but trying to puzzle how dryga fits in...

3 years ago

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Is it poisionous?

3 years ago

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It can make you sick if you eat it. Read more at http://sv.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mj%C3%B6ldryga in Swedish or http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Claviceps_purpurea in English.

3 years ago

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Yeah, it is called moederkoorn in Dutch. I would rather not eat it xD.

3 years ago