úlfaldi

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From Old Norse úlfaldi, from an early Germanic loan of Latin elephantus ‎(elephant), from Ancient Greek ἐλέφας ‎(eléphas). Cognate with the Gothic 𐌿𐌻𐌱𐌰𐌽𐌳𐌿𐍃 ‎(ulbandus, camel), Old English olfend (also spelled olfenda); Old High German olbento ‎(camel).

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úlfaldi m ‎(genitive singular úlfalda, nominative plural úlfaldar)

  1. camel (genus Camelus)
    Þeir riðu á fimmtán úlföldum yfir eyðimörkina.
    They rode on fifteen camels across the desert.

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