heldur

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Faroese[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Old Norse heldr, comparative of a lost term.

Adverb[edit]

heldur

  1. sooner, rather, somewhat
Usage notes[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

2nd and 3rd person singular present form of halda (to hold, to think)

Verb[edit]

heldur

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Icelandic[edit]

Adverb[edit]

heldur

  1. comparative form of gjarna; rather, preferably, specifies a choice or preference syn.
    Ég á mjólk og gos, hvort viltu heldur?
    I have milk and soda, which would you prefer?
    Hvort viltu heldur pizzu eða hamborgara?
    Which would you rather like, a pizza or a hamburger?
  2. comparative form of gjarna; rather, somewhat, fairly syn.
    Mér líst ekkert á þennan stól, hann er heldur óálitlegur.
    I don't fancy this chair at all, he looks fairly unimpressive.

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Conjunction[edit]

heldur

  1. but, instead
    • Timothy 2:11-12 (English, Icelandic)
      Konan á að læra í kyrrþey, í allri undirgefni. Ekki leyfi ég konu að kenna eða taka sér vald yfir manninum, heldur á hún að vera kyrrlát.
      A woman should learn in quietness and full submission. I do not permit a woman to teach or to have authority over a man; she must be silent.

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Verb[edit]

heldur

  1. second-person singular present indicative of halda
  2. third-person singular present indicative of halda
    Hann heldur að Spánn og Ítalía séu sama landið.
    He thinks Spain and Italy are the same country.