velkomandaminni

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Icelandic[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From velkomandi + minni (toast).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈvɛl.kʰɔːmantaˌmɪnːɪ/

Noun[edit]

velkomandaminni n (genitive singular velkomandaminnis, nominative plural velkomandaminni)

  1. (archaic) a toast drunken to celebrate (or in honor of) somebody’s homecoming or arrival
    • Halldór Kiljan Laxness, Gerpla p. 293
      ...Látum eigi mitt kotúngslunderni fyrir standa, húsfreya, að vér drekkum velkomandaminni sonar þíns.
      Let not this peasant temperament of mine be in the way mistress, that we shan't drink a toast in honor of your sons arrival.
    • Jón Thoroddsen, Piltur og stúlka; chapter. 4, page. 93
      Kristján, sæktu okkur eina flösku af víni, ég verð að drekka velkomandaminni gestanna og tilvonandi skiptavina; gjörið þið svo vel að koma inn fyrir.
      Kristján, fetch us a bottle of wine, I must drink a toast to the arrival of our guests and expectant costumers; do come in.
    Nú drekkum við velkomandaminni!
    Now we toast to her arrival!

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