fær

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See also: fer, far, faer, fár, får, and -fer

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fær

  1. third-person singular present of at fáa

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Icelandic[edit]

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fær (comparative færari, superlative færastur)

  1. able
  2. talented, competent
    Hún er fær í forritun.
    She is good at programming.
  3. (of roads) passable ant. syn.
    Er vegurinn fær?
    Is the road passable.

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

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fær

  1. (non-standard since 2012) present of

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *fērō. Cognate with Old Saxon vār (ambush) (Dutch gevaar (danger)), Old High German fāra (ambush, danger, deceit) (German Gefahr (danger)).

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fǣr m

  1. sudden danger, calamity
    fǣrslidea sudden fall
    fǣrrǣssudden rush
    fǣrrǣsenderushing headlong
  2. sudden attack; ambush; a blitz
    fǣrnīþhostile attack
    fǣrgripesudden grip
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  • English: fear

Etymology 2[edit]

From the same Germanic source as faran. Cognate with Old High German fuora (German Fuhre).

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fær n

  1. journey; coming, going
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Old Norse[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *fahaz.

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fær f

  1. sheep

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Westrobothnian[edit]

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From Old Norse far and fár.

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fær n

  1. contagious, current disease
  2. runnel
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fær

  1. imperative of fara

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fær m (definite fæærn)

  1. Alternative form of far