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Old Norse[edit]


From Proto-Germanic *fōts, whence also Old Saxon fōt, Old English fōt (whence the English foot), Old High German fuoz (whence the German Fuss), Gothic 𐍆𐍉𐍄𐌿𐍃 ‎(fotus). Ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *pṓds.


fótr m

  1. a foot
    Dofinn er mér fótr minn.
    My leg is dead (literally: "deaf is for me my leg").


  • Norwegian: fot m
  • Swedish: fot c

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Usage notes[edit]

  • The word distinguishes between various animals where fótr is used of men, horses, cattle, sheep, etc.. When referring to beasts of prey as bears and lions hrammr ‎(a paw) is used, when referring to cats, dogs and mice löpp ‎(a paw) is used, of birds of prey as ravens or eagles klœr ‎(claws) is used and hreifi ‎(fins) is used of seals.