hveiti

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Faroese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse hveiti, from Proto-Germanic *hwaitijaz, from *hwītaz (white).

Noun[edit]

hveiti f (genitive singular hveiti, uncountable)

hveiti n (genitive singular hveitis, uncountable)

  1. wheat (Triticum)

Declension[edit]

Declension of hveiti (singular only)
f33s singular
indefinite definite
nominative hveiti hveitin
accusative hveiti hveitina
dative hveiti hveitini
genitive hveiti hveitinnar
n24s Singular
Indefinite Definite
Nominative hveiti hveitið
Accusative hveiti hveitið
Dative hveiti hveit(i)num
Genitive hveitis hveitisins

Icelandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse hveiti, from Proto-Germanic *hwaitijaz, from *hwītaz (white).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

hveiti n (genitive singular hveitis, no plural)

  1. wheat (Triticum)
  2. wheat flour

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]


Old Norse[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *hwaitijaz, from *hwītaz (white).

Compare Old English hwǣte (English wheat), Old Saxon hwēti (German Low German Weite, Weit), Dutch weit, Old High German hwaizi, weizi (German Weizen), Gothic 𐍈𐌰𐌹𐍄𐌴𐌹𐍃 (ƕaiteis).

Noun[edit]

hveiti n

  1. wheat (Triticum)

Declension[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Icelandic: hveiti
  • Faroese: hveiti
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: kveite
  • Old Swedish: hvēte
  • Danish: hvede
  • Westrobothnian: wait, weit

References[edit]

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