fóstra

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Norse fóstra (foster mother; wetnurse).

Noun[edit]

fóstra f (genitive singular fóstru, nominative plural fóstrur)

  1. (archaic or literary) foster mother
  2. nurse (woman hired to bring up a child)
  3. a nursery school/pre-school/kindergarten caretaker/teacher (usually female; a man in such a role may also be called fóstri)
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Norse fóstra (to foster; to nurse).

Verb[edit]

fóstra (weak verb, third-person singular past indicative fóstraði, supine fóstrað)

  1. to foster, to bring up, to nurture

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