hreysi

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Icelandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the Old Norse hreysi (a cairn; a pile of stones).

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Noun[edit]

hreysi n (genitive singular hreysis, nominative plural hreysi)

  1. hovel, shanty; poor, wretched cottage syn.

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Old Norse[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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Noun[edit]

hreysi n

  1. a cairn
  2. a pile or heap of stones (synonymous with the Icelandic urð)
  3. a cave or den

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Descendants[edit]

  • English: raise
  • Icelandic: hreysi
  • Swedish: röse

References[edit]

  • hreysi in Geir T. Zoëga (1910) A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic, Oxford: Clarendon Press