falur

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Dalmatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin fallāre for fallēre, present active infinitive of fallō. Compare Italian fallare.

Verb[edit]

falur

  1. to fail

Icelandic[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *falhaz.

Noun[edit]

falur m (genitive singular fals, nominative plural falir)

  1. a socket at the back of a spearhead, into which the shaft is placed
  2. the part of a knife’s blade that extends into the handle
  3. (poetic) spear
  4. lamp holder
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Danish fald, from Proto-Germanic *fallą.

Noun[edit]

falur m (genitive singular fals, nominative plural falir)

  1. (nautical) halyard
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Etymology 3[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *falaz. Compare Lithuanian pelnas, Old Church Slavonic плѣнъ (plěnŭ).

Adjective[edit]

falur (comparative falari, superlative falastur)

  1. for sale, able to be bought
    Hvað kostar sjónvarpið þitt? - Það er ekki falt!
    How much for your television? - It's not for sale!
    Mér er hann falur.
    I want to sell it.
    Og var allt falt fyrir peninga í Róm.
    And everything could be bought for money in Rome.
    Allir embættismenn ríkisins eru grimmir og falir fyrir fé.y.
    Á fimmtudaginn gjörði hann sína vöru fala.
    He did put his commodity on sale on Thursday.
  2. (of a person) susceptible to bribery; bribable
    Allir embættismenn ríkisins eru grimmir og falir fyrir fé.
    All government officials are of cruel heart and can be bought for money.
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