-óttur

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Icelandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse -óttr, from Proto-Germanic *-uhtaz; cognate with Faroese -utur and Norwegian -ôtt.

Pronunciation[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-óttur

  1. set with a pattern (of certain shapes) or characterized by a certain shape or feature (especially on the surface or in its texture, etc.)
    díll (“spot”) → dílóttur (“spotted”)
  2. -shaped
    hnöttur (“sphere”) → hnöttóttur (“spherical”)

Derived terms[edit]