hjarni

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Icelandic[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse hjarni (the brain), whence the Old Norse hjarnamænir (the skull) from Proto-Germanic *hirzniją, *hirsniz (brain), from Proto-Indo-European *ḱara-, *ḱeras-, *ḱrās- (head). Cognate with with Old High German hirni (brain), Swedish hjärna (brain), Latin cerebrum (brain, skull), Ancient Greek κάρα (kára, head), and Old English hærn (brain) (whence English harns).

Noun[edit]

hjarni m (genitive singular hjarna, nominative plural hjarnar)

  1. (neuroanatomy) the cerebrum

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Usage notes[edit]

  • A suggested translation of the word computer, wholly replaced by tölva (computer) in 1965.