øy

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse ey (island), from Proto-Germanic *awjō (floodplain, meadow, island), from earlier *agwjō, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂ékʷeh₂ (water), possibly from either *h₂ep- (water, body of water), *h₁egʷʰ- (to drink) or *h₁eḱ- (horse, swift). Cognate with English ey, eyot, oe, ait, and German Aue.

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Noun[edit]

øy f or m (definite singular øya or øyen, indefinite plural øyer, definite plural øyene)

  1. an island

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse ey, from Proto-Germanic *awjō.

Noun[edit]

øy f (definite singular øya, indefinite plural øyar or øyer, definite plural øyane or øyene)

  1. an island

Derived terms[edit]

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