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Faroese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse orð, from Proto-Germanic *wurdą, from Proto-Indo-European *werdʰo- (word), from Proto-Indo-European *wer- (speak). Cognate with Old Frisian word, Old Saxon word, Dutch woord, Old High German wort (German Wort), Swedish ord and Gothic 𐍅𐌰𐌿𐍂𐌳 (waurd).

The Proto-Indo-European root is also the source of Latin verbum, Lithuanian vardas, and, more distantly, of Ancient Greek εἴρω (eirō, I say) and Old Church Slavonic ротити сѧ (rotiti sę, to swear) (Russian ротиться (rotit’sja, to vow)).

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Noun[edit]

orð n (genitive singular orðs, plural orð)

  1. word
  2. expression

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n3 Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative orð orðið orð orðini
Accusative orð orðið orð orðini
Dative orði orðinum orðum orðunum
Genitive orðs orðsins orða orðanna

Icelandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse orð, from Proto-Germanic *wurdą, from Proto-Indo-European *werdʰo- (word), from Proto-Indo-European *wer- (speak). Cognate with Old Frisian word, Old Saxon word, Dutch woord, Old High German wort (German Wort), Swedish ord and Gothic 𐍅𐌰𐌿𐍂𐌳 (waurd).

The Proto-Indo-European root is also the source of Latin verbum, Lithuanian vardas, and, more distantly, of Ancient Greek εἴρω (eirō, I say) and Old Church Slavonic ротити сѧ (rotiti sę, to swear) (Russian ротиться (rotit’sja, to vow)).

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Noun[edit]

orð n (genitive singular orðs, nominative plural orð)

  1. word
    • Isaiah 40 (Icelandic, English)
      Heyr, einhver segir: "Kalla þú!" Og ég svara: "Hvað skal ég kalla?" "Allt hold er gras og allur yndisleikur þess sem blóm vallarins. Grasið visnar, blómin fölna, þegar Drottinn andar á þau. Sannlega, mennirnir eru gras. Grasið visnar, blómin fölna, en orð Guðs vors stendur stöðugt eilíflega."
      A voice says, "Cry out." And I said, "What shall I cry?" "All men are like grass, and all their glory is like the flowers of the field. The grass withers and the flowers fall, because the breath of the LORD blows on them. Surely the people are grass. The grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of our God stands forever."
  2. remarks
  3. request
  4. message
  5. promise, one's word
    halda orð sín.
    To keep one's word.
  6. reputation
    Frambjóðandinn hefur á sér gott orð.
    The candidate has a good reputation.

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Old Norse[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *wurdą, from Proto-Indo-European *wr̥dʰom, zero grade of Proto-Indo-European *werdʰo- (word), akin to Old English word, Old High German wort.

Noun[edit]

orð n (genitive orðs, plural orð)

  1. word

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