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Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse , from Proto-Germanic *fehu, from Proto-Indo-European *peḱu- (livestock). Compare Norwegian fe, Swedish , Icelandic , West Frisian fee, English fee, Dutch vee, Low German Veeh, German Vieh.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /fɛː/, [fɛːˀ]

Noun[edit]

 n (singular definite fæet, plural indefinite )

  1. fool, blockhead
  2. (dated) livestock

Inflection[edit]


Faroese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse (cattle, sheep; property, money), from Proto-Germanic *fehu, from Proto-Indo-European *peḱu- (livestock). The meaning ‘sheep’ is preserved in the Faroese old name Færeyar, Danish Færøerne, Modern Faroese Føroyar (sheep islands).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

 n (genitive singular fíggjar, uncountable)

  1. cattle, livestock
  2. riches, richness, property, goods, money

Synonyms[edit]

Declension[edit]

n34 Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative - - -
Accusative - - -
Dative fæ/
fæi
- - -
Genitive fíggjar - - -

Derived terms[edit]