völlur

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See also: vollur, vøllur, vǫllr, and Völlur

Icelandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the Old Norse vǫllr, from Proto-Germanic *walþuz. Cognate with Faroese vøllur, Norwegian voll, Old English weald (English weald, wold) and Old High German wald (German Wald).

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völlur m (genitive singular vallar, nominative plural vellir)

  1. field, lawn
    • Isaiah 40 (Icelandic, English)
      Heyr, einhver segir: "Kalla þú!" Og ég svara: "Hvað skal ég kalla?" "Allt hold er gras og allur yndisleikur þess sem blóm vallarins. Grasið visnar, blómin fölna, þegar Drottinn andar á þau. Sannlega, mennirnir eru gras. Grasið visnar, blómin fölna, en orð Guðs vors stendur stöðugt eilíflega."
      A voice says, "Cry out." And I said, "What shall I cry?" "All men are like grass, and all their glory is like the flowers of the field. The grass withers and the flowers fall, because the breath of the LORD blows on them. Surely the people are grass. The grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of our God stands forever."
  2. airfield, airport
    Ertu kominn út á völl?
    Have you arrived at the airport?
    Ég fór út á völl til að sækja vin minn frá Frakklandi.
    I went to the airport to pick up my friend from France.
  3. field, playing field

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