ítarlegur

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Icelandic[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Shares a connection with the old adjective ítur (fine, quite good, pretty, splendid) when spelled with an í,[1] comes from the Danish yderlig, compare the Swedish ytterlig (extreme) and Norwegian ytterlig.

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ítarlegur (comparative ítarlegri, superlative ítarlegastur)

  1. detailed, thorough, in-depth, elaborate, minute syn. [2]
  2. (dated) fine, glorious, quite good, splendid, marvelous (confer ýtarlegur) syn.
    Ítarlegur hilmir. (poetic)
    A lordly king.

Usage notes[edit]

  • May be written as ítarlegur and as ýtarlegur according to Stafsetningarorðabókin (“the Book on Orthography”, 2006).[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Icelandic Web of Science: Hvort á að skrifa í eða ý í í/ýtarlega, í/ýtarlegur, til hins í/ýtrasta? (“Should I spell í/ýtarlega, í/ýtarlegur and til hins í/ýtrasta with an í or an ý?”)
  2. ^ ítarlegur