glær

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Icelandic[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

Originally without -r- in stem. Perhaps from Proto-Germanic *glaiwaz.

Adjective[edit]

glær (comparative glærari or glæjari, superlative glærastur or glæjastur)

  1. clear, transparent, translucent, see-through, hyaline
    Glær ís.
    Clear ice.
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or

  • Nota bene: The form with -r- stem has become increasingly common to the point that the original form is near-obsolete.
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Etymology 2[edit]

Related to the adjective glær (1).

Noun[edit]

glær m (genitive singular glæs)

  1. (poetic, archaic) the sea
  2. (poetic) brightness, gleam, luster
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Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From a conflation of Proto-Germanic *glasą (glass, amber) and Proto-Germanic *glēzô (amber, resin). Cognate with Old Saxon glēr (resin).

Noun[edit]

glær m

  1. amber