hljóð

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From Old Norse hljóð, from Proto-Germanic *hleuþą. Cognate with Faroese ljóð, Norwegian lyd, Danish lyd, Swedish ljud, German Laut, Scots luid, Dutch luid.

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hljóð n (genitive singular hljóðs, nominative plural hljóð)

  1. (countable and uncountable) sound
  2. a cry
  3. silence

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *hleuþą (sound). Cognate with Gothic 𐌷𐌻𐌹𐌿𐌸 (hliuþ).

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  • (12th century Icelandic) IPA(key): /ˈl̥jɒːð/

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hljóð n (genitive hljóðs, plural hljóð)

  1. silence, hearing
    • Vǫluspá, verse 1, lines 1-2, in 1860, T. Möbius, Edda Sæmundar hins fróða: mit einem Anhang zum Theil bisher ungedruckter Gedichte. Leipzig, page 1:
      Hljóðs bið ek allar / helgar kindir, []
      For silence I ask / all holy kindreds []
  2. a sound, cry
    • Saga Hákonar, Guttorms ok Inga 12, in 1835, F. Magnússon, C. C. Rafn, Fornmanna sögur, Volume IX. Copenhagen, page 30:
      Þorfinnr kom aungu hljóði í lúðrinn, []
      Thorfinn couldn't blow a sound from the trumpet, []
  3. a musical sound, tune, music
    • Guðmundar saga 28, in 1858, J. Sigurðsson, G. Vigfússon, Biskupa sögur, Volume I. Copenhagen, page 454:
      [] þangat mantu heyra söng fagran ok hljóð mikit ok dýrðlikt, []
      [] thither you will hear songs beautiful and music great and glorious, []

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