svangur

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Faroese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse svangr (slender, slim, thin), from svangi (the groins), also spelled svangr.

Adjective[edit]

svangur (comparative svangari, superlative svangastur)

  1. hungry

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Singular (eintal) m (kallkyn) f (kvennkyn) n (hvørkikyn)
Nominative (hvørfall) svangur svong svangt
Accusative (hvønnfall) svangan svanga
Dative (hvørjumfall) svongum svangari svongum
Genitive (hvørsfall) (svangs) (svangar) (svangs)
Plural (fleirtal) m (kallkyn) f (kvennkyn) n (hvørkikyn)
Nominative (hvørfall) svangir svangar svong
Accusative (hvønnfall) svangar
Dative (hvørjumfall) svongum
Genitive (hvørsfall) (svanga)

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Icelandic[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Norse svangr (slender, slim, thin), from svangi (the groins), also spelled svangr.

Cognates with the Faroese svangur (hungry),[1] German schlank, Nynorsk svang,[1] dialectal Swedish svånger,[1] Middle Swedish svanger (slender, emaciated, very thin).[1]

It went from meaning "slender" (innsveigður, sveigður, kviðdreginn) to meaning "hungry" (magatómur, soltinn).[1]

Adjective[edit]

svangur (comparative svengri or svangari, superlative svengstur or svangastur)

  1. hungry, peckish
    Ertu svöng?
    Are you hungry?
    Ég er mjög svangur.
    I'm really hungry.
  2. (obsolete) thin, slender, slim
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Etymology 2[edit]

A noun of the adjectival form svangur (hungry; thin). Confer the Old Norse svangi (the groins, especially of animals) which was also spelled svangr (the groins, especially of animals).

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Noun[edit]

svangur m (genitive singular svangs, nominative plural svangar)

  1. an empty or hungry stomach; used in set phrases
    Ég held að ég fái mér eitthvað í svanginn.
    I think I'll get something to eat.
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References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 Ásgeir Blöndal Magnússon. Íslensk orðsifjabók, 1st edition, 2nd printing (1989). Reykjavík, Orðabók Háskólans.