hvalr

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Old Norse[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *hwalaz, from Proto-Indo-European *(s)kʷálos (sheatfish). Compare Old English hwæl, Old Saxon hwal, Old High German wal.

Noun[edit]

hvalr m (genitive hvals, plural hvalar or hvalir)

  1. whale
    Skera hval.
    To flense a whale.

Declension[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Norwegian: hval (Bokmal), kval (Nynorsk)
  • Swedish: val

References[edit]

  • “hvalr” in Geir T. Zoëga (1910) A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic