dauður

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Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse dauðr, from Proto-Germanic *daudaz.

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dauður (comparative dauðari, superlative dauðastur)

  1. dead

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  • dauður can sound heartless in modern Icelandic when used for someone the speaker, or the people he is speaking to, knew. When referring to a specific person, use dáinn or látinn instead, unless you are talking about a historical figure or someone otherwise unconnected to you.