fyrir

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Icelandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse fyrir (before, for), from Proto-Germanic *furi (before, for).

Pronunciation[edit]

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Adverb[edit]

fyrir

  1. therefore

Preposition[edit]

fyrir

  1. for
    Þetta er ekki fyrir börn.This is not for children.
    Synonyms: handa, til
  2. before

Derived terms[edit]


Old Norse[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *furi (before, for). Cognate with Old English for, Old Saxon furi, Old High German furi, Gothic 𐍆𐌰𐌿𐍂 (faur).

Preposition[edit]

fyrir

  1. before, in front of
  2. for

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • fyrir”, in Geir T. Zoëga (1910) A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic, Oxford: Clarendon Press