[nee-nawrsk, -nohrsk; Norwegian ny-nawshk]
a literary language based on western Norwegian dialects and Old Norse and in 1885 adopted as one of the two official languages of Norway.
Origin of Nynorsk
< Norwegian: literally, new Norwegian
Also called Landsmål, New Norse.
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Word Origin for Nynorsk
Norwegian: new Norse
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