hóvur

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Faroese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse hófr, from Proto-Germanic *hōfaz, from Proto-Indo-European *ḱoph₂ós.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

hóvur m (genitive singular hóvs, plural hóvar)

  1. (anatomy, horses, poetic) hoof
    gev hóv!
    (to a horse:) lift hoof!
    Fegin varð hann, hann hoyrdi Grana bresta hóvum.
    He was glad, as he heard Grani's hooves trample.
  2. dirty foot or shoe

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Declension[edit]

m6 Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative hóvur hóvurin hóvar hóvarnir
Accusative hóv hóvin hóvar hóvarnar
Dative hóvi hóvinum hóvum hóvunum
Genitive hóvs hóvsins hóva hóvanna