úlfur

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Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse úlfr, from Proto-Germanic *wulfaz, from Proto-Indo-European *wĺ̥kʷos.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

úlfur m (genitive singular úlfs, nominative plural úlfar)

  1. a wolf
  2. parhelion, sun dog
  3. Lupus

Usage notes[edit]

In the sense “parhelion”, this term refers to a parhelion seen to the east (i.e. viewer’s left) of the sun, described as following the sun. The term gíll is used for the parhelion on the other side (“ahead of” the sun).

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