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Någon has a really interesting etymology!

From Old Swedish naghan, from Old Norse nǫkkurr, from Proto-Norse ne-wait-ek-hwarjar (ne-wait-ek-hwarjar, “not-know-I-who”).

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June 24, 2015

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Dobie42

Breaking down a word like this really helps you understand the meaning of the Swedish word as opposed to a translation of an English word. I don't think I could ever forget this word now. Thanks for sharing! Love it :)

June 25, 2015

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

Interesting!

June 25, 2015
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