Føroyar

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Faroese[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

The second element oyar is the plural of oy (island). The first element is uncertain; possibly from Old Norse fær (sheep), or borrowed from Irish fearann (estate, land), named by early Irish monks settling the island.

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Proper noun[edit]

Føroyar f pl

  1. Faroe Islands

Declension[edit]

Plural
Indefinite
Nominative Føroyar
Accusative Føroyar
Dative Føroyum
Genitive Føroya

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Hyponyms[edit]

The Faroes include: Borðoy, Eysturoy, Fugloy, Hestur, Kalsoy, Koltur, Kunoy, Lítla Dímun, Mykines, Nólsoy, Sandoy, Skúvoy, Stóra Dímun, Streymoy, Suðuroy, Svínoy, Vágar, Viðoy

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