the newer of the two standard varieties of Norwegian, created in the mid-1800s and based on dialects of the language as spoken in rural areas
Origin of NynorskNorwegian ; from ny, new + norsk, Norwegian
See New Norwegian.
Origin of NynorskNorwegian : ny, new (from Old Norse n&ymacron;r; see span-new) + norsk, Norwegian (from *noregsk, from Old Norse N&omacron;regr, Norway).
- One of the two major written standards (language variants) of Norwegian.
Norwegian nynorsk (“new Norwegian")