jafn-

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See also: jafn

Icelandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse jafn-.

Prefix[edit]

jafn-

  1. equally, as, just as
    Ég veit ekki af hverju fólk borgar svona mikið fyrir fínan mat — mér finnst þetta alveg jafngott.
    I don't know why people dish out so much cash for fancy food—this tastes just as good.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Writing compound terms prefixed with jafn- as hyphenated is allowed (along with hálf-, all- and lang-):[1]
    Þið eruð jafn-sætir.
    The both of you look just as cute.

References[edit]

  1. ^ XIII. Bandstrik ("hyphens")

Old Norse[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From jafn.

Prefix[edit]

jafn-

  1. such a, so … a, equally as

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Icelandic: jafn-
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: jam-

References[edit]

  • jafn- in A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic, G. T. Zoëga, Clarendon Press, 1910, at Internet Archive.