kasóléttur

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Icelandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From kas-, from kös (heap) referring to the spherical properties of the stomach of a pregnant woman + óléttur (pregnant).[1]

Adjective[edit]

kasóléttur (not comparable)

  1. highly pregnant
    • Guðmundur G. Hagalín[2]
      ...og svo veit allur bærinn, að þín eigin dóttir, sakleysið og hreinleikinn, situr kasólétt innan við búðarborðið.
      ...and thus the whole town knows that your own daughter, the very picture of innocence and purity, sits pregnant just within the counter.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Icelandic Web of Science: Hvað er þetta 'kas' þegar konur eru kasólettar? (“What does the kas in kasólettur mean?”)
  2. ^ http://www2.lexis.hi.is/cgi-bin/ritmal/leitord.cgi?adg=daemi&n=249770&s=300230&l=kas%F3l%E9ttur&m=kas%F3l%E9tt