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Etymological dictionary for Bokmål?

Is there a good etymological dictionary for Bokmål besides wiktionary? I'm very interested in the history and development of words and most of the time it's a lot easier for learning purposes if I can associate a Norwegian word with an English or German counterpart.

July 15, 2015

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

Sometimes nob-ordbok is quite useful.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Luke_5.1991

It usually does give the etymology there, but you have to know Norwegian first, of course.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AnnaB362672

"Norsk etymologisk ordbok" by Yann de Caprona on Kagge forlag 2013 and "Våre arveord- etymologisk ordbok" by Harald Bjorvand and Fredrik Otto Lindeman on Novus forlag 2000. I think perhaps the fist one is better for your purpose, but I don't know it personally, I have only read about it.


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

Thanks. I was looking for something online though.

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