Lagom etymology


Swedish word lagom comes from Proto-Indo-European *logʰeye-, Proto-Indo-European *lakw-, and later Proto-Germanic *lēgaz (Flat, level with the ground. Low.)

Etymology of lagom

Detailed word origin of lagom

Dictionary entry Language Definition
*logʰeye- Proto-Indo-European (ine)
*lakw- Proto-Indo-European (ine) lake, pond, lake, pool, water, body of water, lake
*lēgaz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Flat, level with the ground. Low.
*lagą Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Situation, law.
*lókus Proto-Indo-European (ine) Pond, pool.
lágr Old Norse (non) Low.
lag Old Norse (non)
*laguz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) (Runic alphabet) name of the L-rune (ᛚ). Sea, ocean. Water. Wetness.
lagh Old Swedish (gmq-osw)
lǫgr Old Norse (non)
lagher Old Swedish (gmq-osw) Low.
lag Swedish (sv) (mathematics) a law; a statement that is true under specified conditions.. A law; a one-sided contract.. A law; a written or understood rule that concerns behaviours and the appropriate consequences thereof. Laws are usually associated with mores.. A law; an observed physical law.. Law; the body of written rules governing a society. (cooking) a water-based solution of sugar, salt and/or [...]
lagom Swedish (sv) (just) right, fitting, neither too much nor too little (just) right, fitting, neither too much nor too little.