jafn

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Icelandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse jafn, from Proto-Germanic *ebnaz. Compare Faroese javnur, Norwegian jevn, jamn, Swedish jämn, Danish jævn, English even, Dutch even, effen, German eben.

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jafn (comparative jafnari, superlative jafnastur)

  1. even
  2. equal
    • Article 1, Universal Declaration of Human Rights (Icelandic, English)
      Hver maður er borinn frjáls og jafn öðrum að virðingu og réttindum. Menn eru gæddir vitsmunum og samvizku, og ber þeim að breyta bróðurlega hverjum við annan.
      All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.
  3. (arithmetic, not comparable) even; (leaving no remainder when divided by 2) syn.

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