hvirfill

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Icelandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse hvirfill.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

hvirfill m (genitive singular hvirfils, nominative plural hvirflar)

  1. the crown, the topmost part of the head

Synonyms[edit]


Old Norse[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *hwirbilaz. Equivalent to hverfa +‎ -ill.

Noun[edit]

hvirfill m (genitive hvirfils, dative hvirfli)

  1. circle, ring
    Synonym: hringr
  2. crown of the head

Declension[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Icelandic: hvirfill
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: kvervel
  • Norwegian Bokmål: virvel
  • Danish: hvirvel

References[edit]

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