vér

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Hungarian[edit]

vér

Etymology[edit]

From the same Proto-Finno-Ugric *were, whence also Finnish and Estonian veri.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈveːr/ (It is important to pronounce it with a long é, otherwise it will sound like ver (to beat).)
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: vér

Noun[edit]

vér (plural vérek)

  1. blood

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Icelandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse vér, from Proto-Germanic *wīz, from Proto-Indo-European *wéy, plural of *éǵh₂.

Pronoun[edit]

vér

  1. (archaic) First person plural pronoun; we (singular ég, eg).
  2. (archaic, formal) A formal term of self-reference used by a royal person; we.
    Vér teljum þetta mál hið alvarlegasta. Kallið saman ríkisráðið undir eins.
    We deem this matter most grave. Assemble the privy coucil immediately.

Usage notes[edit]

This pronoun has mostly fallen out of use, but lingers in biblical language in the raw plural sense, and finds occasional use elsewhere. As a majestic self-reference, it was used in royal decrees, and may find modern use e.g. in literature dealing with persons who refer to themselves in such a way.

Declension[edit]

Icelandic honourific pronouns
plural first person second person
nominative vér þér
accusative oss yður
dative oss yður
genitive vor yðar

Old Norse[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *wīz, from Proto-Indo-European *wéy, plural of *éǵh₂. Cognate with Old English ( > English we), Old Frisian ( > West Frisian wy), Old Saxon ( > Low German wi), Old Dutch ( > Dutch wij), Old High German wir ( > German wir), Gothic 𐍅𐌴𐌹𐍃 (weis).

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Pronoun[edit]

vér

  1. First person plural pronoun; we (singular ek).

Descendants[edit]

  • Danish: vi (from Old Danish )
  • Faroese: vær
  • Icelandic: vér
  • Norwegian (nynorsk): vi
  • Swedish: vi (from Old Swedish vīr, )

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