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What is the Norwegian for Grandmother?

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2015-06-03 00:24:03
2015-06-03 00:24:03

Farmor = father's mother (lit. "father mother")

Mormor = mother's mother (lit. "mother mother")

Conversely, the male equivalents are "farfar" and "morfar".

You may also use "bestemor" which can replace both "farmor" and "mormor". The male equivalent is "bestefar".

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