gæruskinn

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Icelandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From gæru (of sheepskin) the genitive of gæra (sheepskin) and skinn (skin).

Noun[edit]

gæruskinn n (genitive singular gæruskinns, nominative plural gæruskinn)

  1. sheepskin
    • 1928, Krummavísa (“Raven Song”, on the Icelandic Wikisource) by Jón Ásgeirsson
      Krummi krunkar úti,
      kallar á nafna sinn:
      „Ég fann höfud af hrúti
      hrygg og gæruskinn.“
      Komdu nú og kroppaðu með mér,
      krummi nafni minn.
      “Krummi croaks outside,
      calling his namesake:
      ‘I found the head of a ram,
      backbone and sheepskin.’
      Come now and peck with me,
      Krummi, my namesake.”