doðrantur

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Icelandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the 18th century; probably derived from the Latin dōdrāns (three quarters), from quadrāns (from one quarter). "Three quarters" most likely originally referred to the format or size of the book.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈtɔðran̥tʏr/

Noun[edit]

doðrantur m (genitive singular doðrants, nominative plural doðrantar)

  1. tome, thick volume

Declension[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Icelandic Web of Science: Hvaðan kemur orðið doðrantur sem stundum er notað um þykkar bækur? (“What is the origin of the word doðrantur used to refer to thick books?”)