lang-

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Icelandic[edit]

Prefix[edit]

lang-

  1. by far, absolute
    Þú ert langbesti bróðir minn!
    You're my best brother ever!
    Rakel kom með langbesta svarið.
    Rakel's answer is by far the best.
  2. long
    Langkorna hrísgrjón.
    Long-grain rice.
  3. long, far, distant

Derived terms[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

  • Writing compound terms prefixed with lang- as hyphenated is allowed (along with hálf-, jafn- and all-):[1]
    Þetta er lang-stærsti foss landsins.
    This is by far the largest waterfall in the country.

References[edit]

  1. ^ XIII. Bandstrik ("hyphens")

Old English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From lang "long"

Prefix[edit]

lang-

  1. long, extended
    langsceaft "eqiped or having a long shaft"
    langstrang "patient"
    langlīfe "long-lived"
  2. lasting, continuous, constant; old, ancient; advanced
    langfǣre "protracted, long-lasting"
    langmōd "constant"
    langstrang "patient"
    langġestrēon "old treasure, old store of wealth"
    langieldu "advanced age, eld"