bævur

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Faroese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Low German bever, from Old Saxon biƀar, biƀor, from Proto-Germanic *bebruz, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰébʰrus.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

bævur m (genitive singular bævurs, plural bævrar)

  1. beaver

Declension[edit]

m19 Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative bævur bævurin bævrar bævrarnir
Accusative bævur bævurin bævrar bævrarnar
Dative bævri bævrinum bævrum bævrunum
Genitive bævurs bævursins bævra bævranna

Noun[edit]

bævur n (genitive singular bævurs, plural bævur)

  1. (archaic) (stinking) secretion of the beaver, used in order to keep whales away from fishing vessels. In the Faroes, where no beavers live, were also used other matters like juniper under the same name "bævur".

Declension[edit]

n13 Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative bævur bævrið bævur bævrini
Accusative bævur bævrið bævur bævrini
Dative bævri bævrinum bævrum bævrunum
Genitive bævurs bævursins bævra bævranna