Faroish

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From Faroe +‎ -ish, after Icelandic færeyskur.

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Faroish (not comparable)

  1. Of or pertaining to the Faroe Islands, Faroish people or the Faroish language; Faroese.
    • 1920, John William Mackail, The life of William Morris:
      [...] manned by the queerest old carles, who by way of salute as the boat touched our side, shuffled off their Faroish caps in a very undignified manner.

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Faroish (plural Faroishes)

  1. A person from the Faroe Islands, Faroe Islander.

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Faroish

  1. The language of the Faroe Islands, closely related to Icelandic, and more distantly to Danish, Norwegian, and Swedish.
    • 1893, The ballad minstrelsy of Scotland:
      The same story is found in Icelandic, Norse, Faroish, and Estnish ballads, as well as in the Swedish and Danish, and a nearly related one in many other ballads or tales — German, Polish, Lithuanian, [...]

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