húð

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Icelandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse húð, from Proto-Germanic *hūdiz, from Proto-Indo-European *kuHtis.

Cognate with Old English hȳd (English hide); Old Frisian hūd, Old Saxon hūd (Middle Low German hûd), Dutch huid, Old High German hūt (German Haut), Gothic *𐌷𐌿𐌸𐍃 (*huþs); and with Latin cutis, Ancient Greek κύτος (kútos).

Noun[edit]

húð f (genitive singular húðar, nominative plural húðir)

  1. (uncountable) skin
    Húðin mín er svakalega þurr.
    My skin is really dry.
  2. hide
  3. (uncountable) a thin coating; plating

Derived terms[edit]