pamfíll

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Icelandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the Danish pamfilius (jack of clubs) from the Latin given name Pamphilius.[1] Known examples from the 18th century.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

pamfíll m (genitive singular pamfíls, nominative plural pamfílar)

  1. the name of a certain card game
  2. the jack of clubs as used in the card game púkk (the same as or similar to German Poch)
  3. (obsolete, except in set phrases) fellow

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References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Icelandic Web of Science: Hvað er pamfíll? (“What is a pamfíll?”)