helgi

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Icelandic[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Norse helgr (accusative and dative helgi).

Noun[edit]

helgi f (genitive singular helgar, nominative plural helgar)

  1. two or more holidays in a row, in conjunction with a Sunday or a major Christian holiday; most often denoting the weekend, i.e. the conjunction of a Saturday and Sunday and any adjacent public or private holidays
    Hvað ertu að gera um helgina?
    What are you doing this weekend?
    Er komin helgi?
    Has the weekend come already?
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  • um helgina (over the weekend or during [last] weekend)
  • eftir helgi(na) (after the weekend; at the beginning of the working week)
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Norse helgi.

Noun[edit]

helgi f (genitive singular helgi, no plural)

  1. holiness, sanctity
  2. (law) security, immunity
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Old Norse[edit]

Noun[edit]

helgi f

  1. holiness
  2. (law) security, immunity

Descendants[edit]

In other Nordic languages this word is conflated with helgr (holiday), and the corresponding words in Danish (helg) and Swedish (helg) have inherited the meanings of both words. Even Faroese halgi, which clearly derives from this Old Norse form, also carries the meaning of helgr, although there is also a separate Faroese word, halga, for that.