fyrir

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Icelandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Adverb[edit]

fyrir

  1. therefore

Preposition[edit]

fyrir

  1. for
    Þetta er ekki fyrir börn.
    This is not for children.
  2. before

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Old Norse[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