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SWEDISH WORD OF THE WEEK: WEEK #4

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

February 9, 2015

5 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/hdcanis

'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...


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kardemumma

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


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/xaghtaersis

Is it poisionous?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/xaghtaersis

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

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