því

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Icelandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Possibly from the instrumental interrogative Proto-Germanic *hwī (how, with what), with the initial h- replaced by the þ- from the forms of Proto-Germanic *sa.

Conjunction[edit]

því

  1. because, for, since
    • Colossians 3:9
      Ljúgið ekki hver að öðrum, því þér hafið afklæðst hinum gamla manni með gjörðum hans.
      Do not lie to each other, since you have taken off your old self with its practices.

Derived terms[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

því

  1. dative singular of það

Declension[edit]

Adverb[edit]

því...því

  1. the...the (when comparing)
    en því meira sem hann blés, því þéttara vafði ferðamaðurinn kápunni að sér
    but the more he blew, the tighter the traveller wrapped his coat around himself

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Old Norse[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Possibly from the instrumental interrogative Proto-Germanic *hwī (how, with what), with the initial h- replaced by the þ- from the forms of Proto-Germanic *sa (that).

Pronoun[edit]

því

  1. they, them (third-person dative singular neuter personal pronoun)
  2. those (dative singular neuter demonstrative pronoun)

Declension[edit]



Descendants[edit]

Adverb[edit]

því (not comparable)

  1. therefore, for that reason

Descendants[edit]