bestur

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Faroese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse beztr, from Proto-Germanic *batistaz.

Adjective[edit]

bestur

  1. best, superlative of góður

Declension[edit]

bestur a5
Singular (eintal) m (kallkyn) f (kvennkyn) n (hvørkikyn)
Nominative (hvørfall) bestur best best
Accusative (hvønnfall) bestan besta
Dative (hvørjumfall) bestum bestari bestum
Genitive (hvørsfall) (bests) (bestar/
bestrar)
(bests)
Plural (fleirtal) m (kallkyn) f (kvennkyn) n (hvørkikyn)
Nominative (hvørfall) bestir bestar best
Accusative (hvønnfall) bestar
Dative (hvørjumfall) bestum
Genitive (hvørsfall) (besta/
bestra)
Weak adjectival inflection of bestur
Singular (eintal) m f n
Nominative (hvørfall) besti besta besta
Accusative (hvønnfall) besta bestu
Dative (hvørjumfall)
Genitive (hvørsfall)
Plural (fleirtal) m f n
Nominative (hvørfall) bestu
Accusative (hvønnfall)
Dative (hvørjumfall)
Genitive (hvørsfall)


Usage notes[edit]

strong (indefinite)
  • báturin (m) er bestur - the boat is best
  • bókin (f) er best - the book is best
  • húsið (n) er best - the house is best
weak (definite)
  • hin besti báturin = the best boat
  • hin besta bókin = the best book
  • hitt besta húsið = the best house