þvottur

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Icelandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse þváttr, from Proto-Germanic *þwahtuz.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

þvottur m (genitive singular þvottar or þvotts, nominative plural þvottar)

  1. wash, washing (the act of washing, generally)
  2. (specifically) laundry (the act of washing clothes)
  3. laundry (clothes about to be, being, or newly washed)

Declension[edit]

Note: The original declension of this word in Old Norse (þváttr) was the masculine strong u-stem third declension (in the same manner as máttur, sláttur, þáttur, etc.), but changed to the first declension after the change of -vá- to -vo-.

Derived terms[edit]