embætti

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Icelandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse embætti, from Proto-Germanic *ambahtiją.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

embætti n

  1. office (public service position)

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Old Norse[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *ambahtiją (derived from the root of ambátt), whence also Old English ambeht, ambiht, Old Saxon ambaht, Old High German ambahti, ambaht (German Amt), Gothic 𐌰𐌽𐌳𐌱𐌰𐌷𐍄𐌹 (andbahti).

Noun[edit]

embætti n (genitive embættis, plural embætti)

  1. service, office

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