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Rietz, Johan Ernst, “Gååfft”, in Svenskt dialektlexikon: ordbok öfver svenska allmogespråket [Swedish dialectal lexicon: a dictionary for the Swedish lects] (in Swedish), 1962 edition, Lund: C. W. K. Gleerups Förlag, published 1862–1867, page 223

Alternative forms

  • göft
  • gooft


gååfft (preterite gåvtä)

  1. (intransitive) to smell (whether fragrant or offensive)
    Hä gåvtä bara bränvina bothi mónnom å’n

    It just smelled of brandy from his mouth.


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