The Alternative Swedish Dictionary: björn

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björn etymology From Old Swedish biörn, biorn, from Old Norse bjǫrn, from Proto-Germanic *bernuz, northern form of Proto-Germanic *berô, probably from Proto-Indo-European *bʰer-.{{|svetym|0133.html björn}} pronunciation
  • /bjøːrn/
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  1. a bear an ursid Vi såg en björn i skogen i går. We saw a bear in the forest yesterday.
  2. (slang) a large hairy man, particularly one who is gay; a bear
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