grynnor

English translation: reefs, grounds

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Swedish term or phrase:grynnor
English translation:reefs, grounds
Entered by: SafeTex

19:28 Aug 13, 2018
Swedish to English translations [PRO]
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Swedish term or phrase: grynnor
Hello

Can anyone explain the expression in the second sentence please which includes the word "grynnor"

Handelstidningens börskommentator CR Pokorny publicerade en ambitiös genomgång av de svenska industriföretagen som visade hur de tidigare nödlidande bruksföretagen nu var jämntjocka av vinster och soliditet. Vattenståndet var så högt att knappt några grynnor syntes längre.

So we have

The water level was so high that no rocks were visible longer

Does a rock = poorly performing company in this context?

Then maybe something like "dead horse"?

or have I got it all wrong?

Thanks
SafeTex
France
Local time: 18:47
reefs; grounds
Explanation:
:o)
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Sven Petersson
Sweden
Local time: 18:47
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reefs; grounds


Explanation:
:o)


    https://sv.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grynna
Sven Petersson
Sweden
Local time: 18:47
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Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Anders Ericsson: Sven is right. It's just a metaphore for hidden obstacles.
17 mins
  -> Thank you very much!

agree  Deane Goltermann: Right -- reefs, shoals, and such
13 hrs
  -> Thank you very much!
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