þörf

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Icelandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse þǫrf, from Proto-Germanic *þarbō.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

þörf f (genitive singular þarfar, nominative plural þarfir)

  1. need, necessity
    • Hávamál (English source, Icelandic sourve)
      Elds er þörf
      þeim er inn er kominn
      og á kné kalinn.
      Matar og voða
      er manni þörf,
      þeim er hefir um fjall farið.
      Fire he needs
      who with frozen knees
      Has come from the cold without;
      Food and clothes
      must the farer have,
      The man from the mountains come.

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