kelda

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Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse kelda (a well, a spring), from Proto-Germanic *kaldijǭ, cognate with Norwegian kjelde, Swedish källa, Danish kilde. Derived from *kaldaz (cold).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

kelda f (genitive singular keldu, plural keldur)

  1. spring
  2. bog, swamp
  3. source
  4. (anatomy) fontanelle
  5. ice hole

Declension[edit]

Declension of kelda
f1 singular plural
indefinite definite indefinite definite
nominative kelda keldan keldur keldurnar
accusative keldu kelduna keldur keldurnar
dative keldu kelduni keldum keldunum
genitive keldu keldunnar kelda keldanna

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Icelandic[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse kelda (a well, a spring), from Proto-Germanic *kaldijǭ, cognate with Norwegian kjelde, Swedish källa, Danish kilde. Derived from *kaldaz (cold).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

kelda f (genitive singular keldu, nominative plural keldur)

  1. a bog, a stagnant pit in a swampy ground

Declension[edit]

Synonyms[edit]

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Old Norse[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *kaldijǭ. Cognate with Old English ċelde.

Noun[edit]

kelda f

  1. a well, a spring

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Icelandic: kelda
  • Faroese: kelda
  • Norwegian: kjelde
  • Swedish: källa
  • Danish: kilde
    • Norwegian Bokmål: kilde

References[edit]

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