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I aim to use this blog to keep up my English and maybe give others some insights in Swedish language. It's not a diary - well not quite...


Smeknamn/pet namesPosted by Gunvor 2011-01-12 00:17:26

Husse means 'master' of a beloved pet. It is short for husbonde, an old word meaning master of both animals and servants. Hus is of course 'house' and bonde (pl bönder) means 'farmer'. So husbonden is 'the master of the house'.

The English word 'husband' is derived from husbonde - a loan from Old Norse brought by the Vikings.

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