[ book-mawl ]
/ ˈbʊk mɔl /
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a literary form of Norwegian, derived from the Danish writing of urban Norwegians: one of the two official forms of written Norwegian.
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Origin of Bokmål
1935–40; <Norwegian: book language
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British Dictionary definitions for Bokmål
/ (Norwegian ˈbuːkmoːl) /
one of the two official forms of written Norwegian, closely related to DanishAlso called: Dano-Norwegian Formerly called: Riksmål Compare Nynorsk
Word Origin for Bokmål
Norwegian, literally: book language
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