kennari

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

Icelandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From kenna ‎(to teach) +‎ -ari ‎(suffix used to create agent nouns from verbs).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

kennari m ‎(genitive singular kennara, nominative plural kennarar)

  1. a teacher
    Hún er góður kennari.
    She is a good teacher.
    Jónas er undarlegur kennari, en samt skemmtilegur.'
    Mister Jónas is a strange teacher, but fun nevertheless.

Declension[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

  • Like most occupational terms, kennari, although grammatically masculine, may be used for either sex. The term kennslukona (literally “teaching woman”) may also be used to refer to a female teacher specifically.

Derived terms[edit]