hjól

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Faroese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse hjól, from Proto-Germanic *hwehwlą, from Proto-Indo-European *kʷekʷlóm, *kʷékʷlos (wheel).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

hjól n (genitive singular hjóls, plural hjól)

  1. a wheel
  2. (of a bicycle or car) a tire

Declension[edit]

n3 Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative hjól hjólið hjól hjólini
Accusative hjól hjólið hjól hjólini
Dative hjóli hjólinum hjólum hjólunum
Genitive hjóls hjólsins hjóla hjólanna

Icelandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse hjól, from Proto-Germanic *hwehwlą, from Proto-Indo-European *kʷekʷlóm, *kʷékʷlos (wheel).

Noun[edit]

hjól n (genitive singular hjóls, nominative plural hjól)

  1. a wheel
  2. (of a bicycle or car) a tire
  3. a bike (short for reiðhjól)

Declension[edit]

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Old Norse[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the plural of Proto-Germanic *hwehwlą (compare also Old Norse hvél, from the singular), from Proto-Indo-European *kʷekʷlóm, *kʷékʷlos (wheel). Compare Old English hwēol, Old Saxon hwiol, Old Frisian hwēl.

Noun[edit]

hjól n

  1. wheel

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • “hjól” in Geir T. Zoëga (1910) A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic