dofinn

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Icelandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse dofinn ‎(of a limb, to be dead).

Adjective[edit]

dofinn ‎(comparative dofnari, superlative dofnastur)

  1. numb, benumbed

Old Norse[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Related to Proto-Germanic *daubaz ‎(deaf), from Proto-Indo-European *dheubh- ‎(smoke, mist, -> daze, stupefaction).

Adjective[edit]

dofinn

  1. (of a limb) dead
    Dofinn er mér fótr minn.
    My leg is dead.
  2. (in a metaphorical sense) drowsy

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • dofinn in Geir T. Zoëga (1910) A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic, Oxford: Clarendon Press