barsil

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Faroese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Danish barnsøl, compound of barn (‘child’) and øl (‘beer’), whence Modern Danish barsel.[1] Compare dialectal German Kindelbier.

Noun[edit]

barsil m (genitive singular barsils, uncountable)

  1. baptism feast
  2. (neologism) maternity, parenthood, especially: maternity leave, paternity leave, parental leave

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Declension[edit]

m21s Singular
Indefinite Definite
Nominative barsil barsilin
Accusative barsil barsilin
Dative barsli barslinum
Genitive barsils barsilsins

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nudansk Ordbog
  2. ^ portal.fo: "Sjúrður Skaale komin á fólkating" (on Sjúrður Skaale, Member of the Danish Folketing, who will deputize Annita á Fríðriskmørk during her barsil - maternity leave)
  3. ^ barsil.fo