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Old Norse[edit]


From Proto-Germanic *fiskaz (fish). Cognate with Old English fisc, Old Frisian fisk, Old Saxon fisk, Old Dutch fisk, Old High German fisk, Gothic 𐍆𐌹𐍃𐌺𐍃 (fisks). Ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *peysḱ-.


  • (12th century Icelandic) IPA(key): /ˈfiskr̩/


fiskr m (genitive fisks, plural fiskar)

  1. a fish
    • Grágás, in 1829, J. F. W. Schlegel, Hin forna lögbok islendinga sem nefnist Gragas, Volume II. Copenhagen, page 345:
      Veiþa a hverr maþr fugla oc fisca a landi sino []
      Every man is to hunt down birds and fish on his own land []


Derived terms[edit]


  • Icelandic: fiskur
  • Faroese: fiskur
  • Norn: fisk
  • Norwegian: fisk
  • Elfdalian: fisk
  • Westrobothnian: fisk
  • Old Swedish: fisker
  • Old Danish: fisk
  • Old Gutnish: *fiskr


  • fiskr”, in Geir T. Zoëga (1910) A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • fiskr in An Icelandic-English Dictionary, R. Cleasby and G. Vigfússon, Clarendon Press, 1874, at Internet Archive.
  • fiskr in A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic, G. T. Zoëga, Clarendon Press, 1910, at Internet Archive.