The Alternative Norwegian Nynorsk Dictionary: stå

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etymology 1 Noun use of the verb stå.
noun: {{head}}
  1. (only idiomatic, not inflected) stop up, stop short, break down Forhandlingane gjekk i stå. The negotations broke down.
  2. (only in specific cases) a stand Store stå. A standing area for spectators at in Oslo, literally: "the great stand"
  3. (slang, not inflected) erection, hard-on
Synonyms: baklås, gå i stå, stagnasjon, stans, stanse, stillstand, stoppe opp, ståpikk, ereksjon
Alternative forms: stande (optional form)
etymology 2 See Swedish stå.
verb: {{nn-verb-comireg}}
  1. to stand. Bussen var så full at han måtte stå. The buss was so full he had to stand. Stå stille, sa eg! I said, stand still!
  2. to be, be located. Det står ei vase på bordet. There is a vase on the table.
  3. to stand still, be stopped Toget stod i ti minutt grunna straumbrot. The train was stopped for ten minutes due to a power outage.
  4. to take place, happen Når står bryllaupet. When is the wedding. Slaget ved Waterloo stod i 1815. The battle of Warerloo took place in 1815.
  5. to reach, be at Vannspruten stod langt over brygga. The spurt of water reached way over the pier.
  6. to be written, to say Trur du ikkje på meg? Det står i avisa. Don't you believe me? It says so in the paper.
  7. (tests and exams) to pass Korleis gjekk det, stod du til eksamen? How did it go, did you pass your exam. (literally: "how did it go, did you stand to the exam?")
Synonyms: kneise, rage, rekkje, stande, vere, vere oppreist, liggje, vere, stanse, stoppe, stoppe opp, figurere, finne stad, hende, skje, vere, , vere

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