faðir

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Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse faðir, from Proto-Germanic *fadēr, from Proto-Indo-European *ph₂tḗr. Cognate with English father, German Vater, Icelandic faðir, Norwegian far, fader, Danish far, fader, Swedish, far, fader.

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Noun[edit]

faðir m (genitive singular faðirs or føður , plural fedrar)

  1. father

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m43 Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative faðir faðirin fedrar fedrarnir
Accusative faðir faðirin fedrar fedrarnar
Dative faðir faðirinum fedrum fedrunum
Genitive faðirs faðirsins fedra fedranna

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The oblique singular form føður is very rare and limited to poetry.


Icelandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse faðir (father), from Proto-Germanic *fadēr, from Proto-Indo-European *ph₂tḗr. Cognate with English father, German Vater, Faroese faðir, Norwegian far, fader, Danish far, fader, Swedish far, fader.

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faðir m (genitive singular föður, nominative plural feður)

  1. father syn.
    • Judges 2:19
      En er dómarinn andaðist, breyttu þeir að nýju verr en feður þeirra, með því að elta aðra guði til þess að þjóna þeim og falla fram fyrir þeim. Þeir létu eigi af gjörðum sínum né þrjóskubreytni sinni.
      But when the judge died, the people returned to ways even more corrupt than those of their ancestors, following other gods and serving and worshiping them. They refused to give up their evil practices and stubborn ways.
    • Ég lít upp til föður míns.
      I look up to my father.
    • Hvað heitir faðir þinn aftur?
      What's your father's name again?

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Old Norse[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *fadēr (father), from Proto-Indo-European *ph₂tḗr (father). Cognate with Old English fæder, Old Frisian feder, Old Saxon fadar, Old High German fater, Gothic 𐍆𐌰𐌳𐌰𐍂 (fadar).

Noun[edit]

faðir m (genitive fǫður, plural feðr)

  1. father
    • ᚼᛅᚱᛅᛚᛏᚱ ᛬ ᚴᚢᚾᚢᚴᛦ ᛬ ᛒᛅᚦ ᛬ ᚴᛅᚢᚱᚢᛅ / ᚴᚢᛒᛚ ᛬ ᚦᛅᚢᛋᛁ ᛬ ᛅᚠᛏ ᛬ ᚴᚢᚱᛘ ᚠᛅᚦᚢᚱ ᛋᛁᚾ
      haraltr : kunukR : baþ : kaurua / kubl : þausi : aft : kurm faþur sin.
      King Haraldr ordered this monument made in memory of Gormr, his father. — 10th century inscription on the Runestone of Harald Bluetooth, one of the Jelling stones.

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