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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/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...

February 12, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/kardemumma

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

February 10, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/xaghtaersis

Is it poisionous?

February 10, 2015

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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.

February 10, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/xaghtaersis

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

February 10, 2015
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