gröftur

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Icelandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the Old Norse grǫftr, from Proto-Germanic *graftuz. Cognate with the Old English græft.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

gröftur m (genitive singular graftar)

  1. the act of digging
  2. the act of engraving
  3. pus
  4. burial, interment
  5. remains dug up from a grave

Declension[edit]

Note: in the dative and genitive, the forms greftri and graftrar, respectively, are sometimes used.

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