hyski

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Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse hyski (a household, a family) (also hýski) from hús (a house).

Noun[edit]

hyski n (genitive singular hyskis, no plural)

  1. rabble, beggars, white trash and low people
  2. (dated) a household, a family

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Usage notes[edit]

  • Once used to refer collectively to parents, children and their servants—an old term for a family—almost synonymous to the contemporary term fjölskylda (a family).

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