fjør

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Faroese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse í fjorð (from í + fjorð).

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Noun[edit]

fjør n

  1. (only used in the adverbial phrase): í fjøryesteryear, last year

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse fjǫðr, from Proto-Germanic *feþrō, from Proto-Indo-European *péth₂r̥ ~ pth₂én- (feather, wing), from *peth₂- (to fly). The meaning “spring” stems from one of the secondary senses of German Feder (feather). Cognate with German Low German Fedder, English feather.

Noun[edit]

fjør m or f (definite singular fjøren or fjøra, indefinite plural fjør or fjører, definite plural fjørene)

  1. feather (of a bird)
  2. (technical) spring (device made of flexible material)

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Norwegian Nynorsk Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia nn

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse fjǫðr, from Proto-Germanic *feþrō, from Proto-Indo-European *péth₂r̥ ~ pth₂én- (feather, wing), from *peth₂- (to fly). The meaning “spring” stems from one of the secondary senses of German Feder (feather). Cognate with German Low German Fedder, English feather.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

fjør f (definite singular fjøra, indefinite plural fjører, definite plural fjørene)

  1. feather (of a bird)
  2. (technical) spring (device made of flexible material)
  3. (carpentry) a tongue (as in a tongue and groove joint)
    Coordinate term: nót

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