vatn

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Faroese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse vatn, from Proto-Germanic *watōr, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *wódr̥.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

vatn n (genitive singular vatns, plural vøtn)

  1. (uncountable) water (H₂O)
  2. (nautical) sea
  3. body fluid
  4. lake

Declension[edit]

n5 Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative vatn vatnið vøtn vøtnini
Accusative vatn vatnið vøtn vøtnini
Dative vatni vatninum vøtnum vøtnunum
Genitive vatns vatnsins vatna vatnanna

Usage notes[edit]

kasta sær av vatni(num) - to pee

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Icelandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse vatn, from Proto-Germanic *watōr, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *wódr̥.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

vatn n (genitive singular vatns, nominative plural vötn)

  1. (uncountable) water (H₂O)
    Vatnið er mjög tært.
    The water is very clear.
  2. (countable) a lake, a water
    Á Arnarvatnsheiði er fjöldi vatna.
    On Arnarvatnsheiði [there] is a multitude of lakes.
    • Genesis 1-3 (English, Icelandic)
      Guð sagði: „Verði festing milli vatnanna, og hún greini vötn frá vötnum.“
      And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters.

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Noun[edit]

vatn n (definite singular vatnet, indefinite plural vatn, definite plural vatna or vatnene)

  1. Alternative form of vann

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse vatn, from Proto-Germanic *watōr, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *wódr̥.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

vatn n (definite singular vatnet, indefinite plural vatn, definite plural vatna)

  1. water (chemical substance)
    Eg skulle ynskt at eg hadde noko vatn å drikka.
    I wish that I had some water to drink.
  2. (smaller) lake
    Dette vatnet har eg ikkje sett før.
    I have not seen this lake before.
  3. bodily fluid that looks like water

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Old Norse[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *watōr, whence also Old Saxon and Old Dutch watar, Old English wæter, Old Frisian weter, Old High German wazzar. Ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *wódr̥.

Noun[edit]

vatn n (genitive vatns, plural vǫtn)

  1. water
  2. lake
  3. waterway, river

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