tarvur

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Faroese[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Norse tarfr, from Old Irish tarb, from Proto-Celtic *tarwos (bull), from Proto-Indo-European *táwros (bull). Compare Latin taurus, Old Norse þjórr (Faroese tjórur), from Proto-Semitic *θawr- (bull, ox), or from an unknown source.

Noun[edit]

tarvur m (genitive singular tarvs, plural tarvar)

  1. bull
  2. (astrology, astronomy) Taurus
  3. (pejorative) womanizer, lady-killer
Declension[edit]
m6 Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative tarvur tarvurin tarvar tarvarnir
Accusative tarv tarvin tarvar tarvarnar
Dative tarvi tarvinum tarvum tarvunum
Genitive tarvs tarvsins tarva tarvanna

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Norse þǫrf (need), from Proto-Germanic *þarbō. Cognate with Old English þearf, Gothic 𐌸𐌰𐍂𐌱𐌰 (þarba) and Icelandic þörf.

Noun[edit]

tarvur m (genitive singular tarvs, plural tarvir)

  1. necessity, demand, need
Declension[edit]
m15 Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative tarvur tarvurin tarvir tarvirnir
Accusative tarv tarvin tarvir tarvirnar
Dative tarvi tarvinum tarvum tarvunum
Genitive tarvs tarvsins tarva tarvanna
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