sær

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Danish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /sɛːr/, [sæɐ̯ˀ]

Adjective[edit]

sær (neuter sært, definete and plural sære)

  1. odd
  2. queer
  3. peculiar
  4. weird
  5. eccentric
  6. dotty

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Faroese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse sær, from Proto-Germanic *saiwiz.

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

sær

  1. reflexive pronoun, 3rd person dative.

Declension[edit]

Reflexive pronouns - Afturbent fornavn
Singular (eintal), Plural (fleirtal) 3. m, f, n
Nominative (hvørfall)
Accusative (hvønnfall) seg
Dative (hvørjumfall) sær
Genitive (hvørsfall) sín

References[edit]

  • Höskuldur Thráinsson, Hjalmar P. Petersen, Jógvan í Lon Jacobsen, Zakaris Svabo Hansen: Faroese : An Overview and Reference Grammar. Tórshavn: Føroya Fróðskaparfelag, 2004 (p. 119 f., 325 ff.)

Verb[edit]

sær

  1. he, she, it sees, 3rd person singular present of síggja

Conjugation[edit]


Icelandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse sær, from Proto-Germanic *saiwiz.

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Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

sær m (genitive singular sævar, no plural)

  1. (chiefly poetic or literary) sea, ocean

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Old Norse[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (12th century Icelandic) IPA(key): /ˈsɛːr/

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *saiwiz (sea, ocean). Cognate with Old English , Old Frisian , Old Saxon sēo, Old High German sēo, Gothic 𐍃𐌰𐌹𐍅𐍃 (saiws).

Noun[edit]

sær m (genitive sævar)

  1. the sea, ocean
    • Vǫluspá, verse 3, lines 3-4, in 1860, T. Möbius, Edda Sæmundar hins fróða: mit einem Anhang zum Theil bisher ungedruckter Gedichte. Leipzig, page 1:
      [] vara sandr né sær / né svalar unnir, []
      [] there was no sand nor sea / nor gelid waves, []

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References[edit]

  • sær in An Icelandic-English Dictionary, R. Cleasby and G. Vigfússon, Clarendon Press, 1874, at Internet Archive.
  • sær in A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic, G. T. Zoëga, Clarendon Press, 1910, at Internet Archive.