sverð

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From Old Norse sverð, from Proto-Germanic *swerdą, most likely from Proto-Indo-European *swer-.

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sverð n (genitive singular sverðs, nominative plural sverð)

  1. a sword
    • Revelation 6-11 (English and Icelandic)
      Og ég sá, og sjá: Bleikur hestur, og sá er á honum sat, hann hét Dauði, og Hel var í för með honum. Þeim var gefið vald yfir fjórða hluta jarðarinnar, til þess að deyða með sverði, með hungri og drepsótt og láta menn farast fyrir villidýrum jarðarinnar.
      I looked, and there before me was a pale horse! Its rider was named Death, and Hades was following close behind him. They were given power over a fourth of the earth to kill by sword, famine and plague, and by the wild beasts of the earth.
    • Matthew 26:52 (English and Icelandic)
      Jesús sagði við hann: „Slíðra sverð þitt! Allir, sem sverði bregða, munu fyrir sverði falla.“
      "Put your sword back in its place," Jesus said to him, "for all who draw the sword will die by the sword."
  2. (obsolete) penis

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Old Norse[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *swerdą, most likely from Proto-Indo-European *swer-. Compare Old English sweord, Old Frisian swerd, Old Saxon swerd, Old Dutch swerd, Old High German swert.

Noun[edit]

sverð n (genitive sverðs, plural sverð)

  1. sword

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