hóvur

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Faroese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse hófr, from Proto-Germanic *hōfaz, from Proto-Indo-European *ḱoph₂ós.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

hóvur m (genitive singular hóvs, plural hóvar)

  1. (anatomy, horses, poetic) hoof
    gev hóv!
    (to a horse:) lift hoof!
    Fegin varð hann, hann hoyrdi Grana bresta hóvum.
    He was glad, as he heard Grani's hooves trample.
  2. dirty foot or shoe

Declension[edit]

Declension of hóvur
m6 singular plural
indefinite definite indefinite definite
nominative hóvur hóvurin hóvar hóvarnir
accusative hóv hóvin hóvar hóvarnar
dative hóvi hóvinum hóvum hóvunum
genitive hóvs hóvsins hóva hóvanna

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