hákarl

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Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse hákarl (a shark), há- (marks fish of the shark kind) +‎ karl (a man). Related to háfur (a dogfish) and hár (dogfish).[1] Confer the Faroese hákallur[1] and Russian аку́ла (akúla).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (archaic) IPA(key): haːkar(t)l
  • (modern) IPA(key): hauː.kartl

Noun[edit]

hákarl m (genitive singular hákarls, nominative plural hákarlar)

  1. a Greenland shark, Somniosus microcephalus
  2. any shark (scaleless cartilaginous fish)

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Usage notes[edit]

  • The dated term hákerling (há- and old woman) was once used to refer to sharks as well.

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Ásgeir Blöndal Magnússon. Íslensk orðsifjabók, 1st edition, 2nd printing (1989). Reykjavík, Orðabók Háskólans.

Old Norse[edit]

Noun[edit]

hákarl m (genitive hákarls, plural hákarlar)

  1. a shark

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