efni

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Icelandic[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse efni, from Proto-Germanic *abniją. Cognate with Faroese evni, Danish evne, Norwegian Nynorsk emne, Swedish ämne.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

efni n (genitive singular efnis, nominative plural efni)

  1. fabric
  2. material
  3. subject, matter

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Old Norse[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *abniją.

Noun[edit]

efni n (genitive efnis)

  1. stuff, material
  2. matter of discourse
  3. matter, affair
  4. cause, reason
  5. state, condition, affair
  6. (plural only) means

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References[edit]

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

Old Saxon[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *ebnaz. Related to evan.

Adjective[edit]

efni (comparative efniro, superlative efnist)

  1. plain

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