formaður

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Faroese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse formaðr (‘chieftain, leader’)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈfɔrˌmɛavʊr]

Noun[edit]

formaður m (genitive singular formans, plural formenn)

  1. chairman, head, chief, foreman

Declension[edit]

m41 Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative formaður formaðurin formenn formenninir
Accusative formann formannin formenn formenninar
Dative formanni formannum formonnum formonnunum
Genitive formans formansins formanna formannanna

Icelandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From for- (first, before) +‎ maður (a man), from Old Norse formaðr (chieftain, leader).

Noun[edit]

formaður m (genitive singular formanns, nominative plural formenn)

  1. chairman, director, chief, foreman

Declension[edit]