frekur

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Icelandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse frekr, from Proto-Germanic *frekaz.

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Adjective[edit]

frekur (comparative frekari, superlative frekastur)

  1. aggressively assertive or demanding; pushy
  2. (of animals) difficult to handle, wild
  3. taking up overly much space
  4. (of a quantity of time or space) (overly) much, (overly) long
    • 1974 November 30, Jóa, “Bæjarpóstur – Færið íþróttirnar”, in Þjóðviljinn (in Icelandic), Reykjavík, page 2:
      Á undan íþróttaþættinum er framhaldsmyndaflokkur, sem krakkar hafa ekki nema takmarkað gaman af að fylgjast með. Hann tekur það frekan tíma af dagskránni, að íþróttirnar byrja ekki fyrr en um hálf tíu, og lýkur því ekki fyrr en um hálf ellefu.
      Before the sports program there is a series, which kids only have limited enjoyment of watching. It takes up so much time out of the schedule, that the sports don’t start until about half past nine, and therefore don’t end until about half past ten.
  5. (of a quantity of time or space) slightly more than; over
    • 1938 October 20, B. Fletcher Robinson, “Skuldin”, in Einar Páll Jónsson, editor, Lögberg (in Icelandic), Winnipeg: The Columbia Press Limited, page 6:
      Í freka tvo klukkutíma sat apinn á hækjum sínum fyrir framan mig og horfði forvitnislega á mig og þótti mér þetta allískyggilegt.
      For over two hours the ape sat on his haunches in front of me and looked curiously at me and I found this quite ominous.
  6. (in comparative) more, further
    Frekari rannsókna er þörf.
    Further research is needed.

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