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Swedish word of the day: gryning

It's always darkest before the gryning. Image: nito103/Depositphotos

Published: 06.Nov.2018 10:01 hrs

As you've probably noticed, the days are getting much shorter in Sweden. This Swedish word will help you talk about that.

Gryning means 'dawn'; the time of day when night comes to an end and the sun starts to rise.

It comes from the verb gry (to dawn), which is related to the adjective grå (grey), so it conveys the idea of going from a totally dark night to a lighter daytime, and a similar word exists in Norwegian: grålysning (literally 'grey lighting').

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