æðr

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See also: œðr

Faroese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse æðr (1), from Proto-Germanic *ēdrǭ, *ēþrǭ.

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Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

æðr f (genitive singular æðrar, plural æðrar)

  1. vein, vessel

Declension[edit]

f6 Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative æðr æðrin æðrar æðrarnar
Accusative æðr æðrina æðrar æðrarnar
Dative æðr æðrini æðrum æðrunum
Genitive æðrar æðrarinnar æðra æðranna

Old Norse[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *ēdrǭ, *ēþrǭ; whence also Old English ǣder, ǣdre, Old High German ādara (German Ader).

Noun[edit]

æðr f (genitive æðar, dative æði, plural æðar)

  1. vein
Declension[edit]
Descendants[edit]

In Old Icelandic, the word lost its radical r, it being reinterpreted as a nominative ending, and comes to be nominative æðr, accusative and dative æði, genitive æðar, plural æðar, leading to the modern Icelandic æð, whereas the radical r is preserved in Faroese, as well as in the other Nordic languages.

Etymology 2[edit]

Origin uncertain, but perhaps related to either Sanskrit आति (āti, a type of aquatic bird) or Latin avis (bird).

Noun[edit]

æðr f (genitive æðar, dative æði, plural æðar)

  1. eider
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