Kári

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See also: kari, Kari, kári, karí, kāri, kaŗi, and karı

Faroese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse Kári (gust of wind), related to kárr (curly-haired),[1][2][3] from a Proto-Germanic root related to *kreukaną (to fold up, wrinkle).[4]

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Kári m

  1. A male given name, compare Norwegian Kåre

Usage notes[edit]

Patronymics

  • son of Kári: Kárason
  • daughter of Kári: Káradóttir

Declension[edit]

Singular
Indefinite
Nominative Kári
Accusative Kára
Dative Kára
Genitive Kára

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lena Peterson: Nordiskt runnamnslexikon (2007)
  2. ^ Kristoffer Kruken og Ola Stemshaug: Norsk Personnamnleksikon (1995)
  3. ^ Eva Brylla: Förnamn i Sverige (2004)
  4. ^ Pokorny, Julius, Indogermanisches etymologisches Wörterbuch [Indo-European Etymological Dictionary] (in German), Bern, München: Francke Verlag, 1959, page 385-390

Icelandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse Kári (gust of wind), related to kárr (curly-haired),[1][2][3] from a Proto-Germanic root related to *kreukaną (to fold up, wrinkle).[4]

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Kári m

  1. A male given name

Declension[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Kári

  1. dative of Kár

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lena Peterson: Nordiskt runnamnslexikon (2007)
  2. ^ Kristoffer Kruken og Ola Stemshaug: Norsk Personnamnleksikon (1995)
  3. ^ Eva Brylla: Förnamn i Sverige (2004)
  4. ^ Pokorny, Julius, Indogermanisches etymologisches Wörterbuch [Indo-European Etymological Dictionary] (in German), Bern, München: Francke Verlag, 1959, page 385-390