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07:28 Jun 8, 2001
Norwegian to English translations [Non-PRO]
Norwegian term or phrase: knive
no idea

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Roald Toskedal
naknifeTatiana Cogevina
nabladeDaphne Theodoraki



1 hr

As there is no context, I can only do guesswork. So if this is an electricomechanical term, the translation may be "blade", meaning a cutting blade or inserted tooth for use in inserted-tooth cutters, as it is in Danish.

Daphne Theodoraki
Local time: 01:37
Native speaker of: Native in GreekGreek
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2 hrs

In everyday Norwegian the translation is knife, except in the case that Daphni explains above.

Tatiana Cogevina
Local time: 02:37

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Daphne Theodoraki: Kniv (without "e")= knife
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7 days

Assuming this is a verb (hard to know without the context, but the "-e" ending kinda suggests it), it depicts a one-to-one competition between rivals, be it professional or "romantic".
e.g. " guttene knives om hennes gunst", or "de to ansatte knives om opprykket".

I don't think it has anything to do with knives or blades as such, then the term would have been "kniv".
my 2c worth, anyway... :-)

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Roald Toskedal
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