rándýr

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Icelandic[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From rán (robbery) +‎ dýr (animal), i.e. an animal that hunts (“robs”) for food.

Noun[edit]

rándýr n (genitive singular rándýrs, nominative plural rándýr)

  1. carnivore
Declension[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From rán (robbery) +‎ dýr (expensive), i.e. so expensive that paying the price in question is like being robbed.

Adjective[edit]

rándýr (comparative rándýrari, superlative rándýrastur)

  1. very expensive
Usage notes[edit]

Very rarely used comparatively.

Inflection[edit]