helvete

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Norwegian Bokmål

Etymology 1

From Old Norse helvíti ("Hell"), compound word of hel, Hel ("the goddess of the realm of the dead") (itself from Proto-Germanic *haljō, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *ḱel- (to cover, hide, conceal)) and víti ("punishment"). Compare Swedish helvete, Danish helvede, Icelandic helvíti, Old High German hellawîzi, Old Saxon helliwiti and Old English hellewite.

Noun

helvete n (virtually never inflected); genitive helvetes

  1. Hell; a place of suffering for the damned.
    Noen tror de fordømte kommer til helvete.
    Some people believe that the damned are sent to hell. (literally "that the damned come to hell")
    I kveld står jeg her i Kristi sted, jeg taler sikkert til mange i kveld som vet de er uomvendte. Du vet at om du stupte død om på gulvet i dette øyeblikk, så stupte du like i helvete. from Norwegian Wikiquote, said by Ole Hallesby (1879 - 1961)
    Tonight I stand here in Christ's stead, it's for sure that I am speaking to many who know they are not converted tonight. You know that if you fell dead to the floor in this very moment, you would fall straight to hell.
  2. A place, or a circumstance, connected with great suffering in life.
    Jeg drar aldri til det stedet igjen, det var et helvete.
    I'm never going to that place again, it was like hell.
Derived terms
  • gjøre helvete hett for
  • gå til helvete
  • veien til helvete er brolagt med gode forsetter
Synonyms
place of suffering

Etymology 2

From the noun

Interjection

helvete

  1. hell!, fuck!, damn!
    Helvete, hva gikk galt?
    Damn it, what went wrong?
    Faen i helvete!
    Damn (it)!
    Dra til helvete!
    Go to hell!
    Hva i helvetet er det du vil?
    What the hell do you want?
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Norwegian Nynorsk

Etymology 1

From Old Norse helvíti ("Hell"), compound word of hel, Hel ("the goddess of the realm of the dead") (itself from Proto-Germanic *haljō, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *ḱel- (to cover, hide, conceal)) and víti ("punishment"). Compare Swedish helvete, Danish helvede, Icelandic helvíti, Old High German hellawîzi, Old Saxon helliwiti and Old English hellewite.

Noun

helvete n (virtually never inflected); genitive helvetes

  1. Hell; a place of suffering for the damned.
    Somme trur dei fordømde kjem til helvete.
    Some people believe that the damned are sent to hell. (literally "that the damned comes to hell")
    No er eg visst den einaste presten i Noregs land som kan seie han har vore i Helvete, og som har sloppe heil-skinna ut att. article in the Norwegian Nynorsk edition of Wikipedia
    Now I am probably the only priest in the lands of Norway who can say that he has been in Hell, and has escaped it safe and sound.
  2. A place, or a circumstance, connected with great suffering in life.
    Eg dreg aldri til den staden igjen, han var eit helvete.
    I'm never going to that place again, it was like hell.
Derived terms
  • gjere helvete heitt for
  • gå til helvete
  • vegen til helvete er brulagt med gode føremål
Synonyms
place of suffering

Etymology 2

From the noun

Interjection

helvete

  1. hell!, fuck!, damn!
    Helvete, kva gjekk galt?
    Damn it, what went wrong?
    Faen i helvete!
    Damn (it)!
    Dra til helvete!
    Go to hell!
    Kva i helvetet er det du vil?
    What the hell do you want?
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Swedish

Etymology

From Old Norse helvíti, from hel (itself from Proto-Germanic *haljō, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *ḱel- (to cover, hide, conceal)) + víti. In old Norse mythology, the god Loke had a daughter called Hel, who ruled the death realm, Niefelheim. Helvete is a combination of her name and the Old Norse word víti, meaning "punishment". Helvete thus means, the punishment of Hel. Compare Norwegian helvete, Danish helvede, Icelandic helvíti.

Pronunciation

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Noun

helvete n

  1. Hell; the place where sinners are said to go after death, according to some religions.
  2. A place, or a circumstance, connected with great suffering in life.

Declension

Interjection

helvete

  1. a curse