brennivín

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Faroese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Composition of brenna (to burn) +‎ vín (wine), analogous to Danish brændevin from German Branntwein (brandy).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈpɹɛnːɪvʊiːjn/

Noun[edit]

brennivín m (genitive singular brennivíns, uncountable)

  1. liquor (with more than 21 % vol.)

Declension[edit]

Declension of brennivín (singular only)
n3s singular
indefinite definite
nominative brennivín brennivínið
accusative brennivín brennivínið
dative brennivíni brennivíninum
genitive brennivíns brennivínsins

Icelandic[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈprɛnːɪˌviːn/

Noun[edit]

brennivín n (genitive singular brennivíns, nominative plural brennivín)

  1. Icelandic Black Death, an Icelandic liquor made from potatoes
  2. any type of strong alcoholic drink (brandy, etc.); schnapps

Declension[edit]