hið opinbera

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Icelandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From hið ‎(the) the neuter form of hinn ‎(the) and opinbera ‎(the public), the neuter weak form of opinber ‎(public), meaning "the public".

Noun[edit]

hið opinbera n ‎(genitive singular hins opinbera, no plural)

  1. the public sector, the government, government organisations
    Ég vinn hjá hinu opinbera.
    I work for the government.

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