kurteisi

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Icelandic[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

The word was brought into Icelandic from the Old French curteisie as Icelanders were introduced to chivalric romances in the 13th century,[1] from Old French curteis, from Old French cortois (courteous), from Latin cortensis (related to the court).[2][3]

Noun[edit]

kurteisi n (genitive singular kurteisi, no plural)

  1. politeness

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References[edit]

  1. ^ On Icelandic
  2. ^ The concise dictionary of English etymology, p. 97
  3. ^ Online Etymology Dictionary