hveiti

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Faroese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse hveiti, from Proto-Germanic *hwaitijaz, from *hwītaz (white).

Noun[edit]

hveiti f (genitive singular hveiti, uncountable)

hveiti n (genitive singular hveitis, uncountable)

  1. wheat (Triticum)

Declension[edit]

f33s Singular
Indefinite Definite
Nominative hveiti hveitin
Accusative hveiti hveitina
Dative hveiti hveitini
Genitive hveiti hveitinnar
n24s Singular
Indefinite Definite
Nominative hveiti hveitið
Accusative hveiti hveitið
Dative hveiti hveit(i)num
Genitive hveitis hveitisins

Icelandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse hveiti, from Proto-Germanic *hwaitijaz, from *hwītaz (white).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

hveiti n

  1. wheat (Triticum)
  2. wheat flour

Declension[edit]


Old Norse[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *hwaitijaz, from *hwītaz (white). Compare Old English hwæte (English wheat), Old Saxon hueti (Low German Weten), Dutch weit, Old High German hwaizi, weizi (German Weizen), Gothic 𐍈𐌰𐌹𐍄𐌴𐌹𐍃 (ƕaiteis).

Noun[edit]

hveiti n

  1. wheat (Triticum)

Descendants[edit]

  • Danish: hvede c (dialectally also n, in older Danish n or f)
  • Faroese: hveiti f or n
  • Iceland: hveiti n
  • Norwegian (bokmål): hvete m
  • Norwegian (nynorsk): kveite m or n
  • Swedish: vete n or c