kjaftur

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Faroese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse kjaptr or kjǫptr ‎(jaw; gaping jaws). Cf. Old Norse kjapta ‎(to chatter, to gabble).

See also Icelandic kjaftur and kjafta.

Noun[edit]

kjaftur m (genitive singular kjafts, plural kjaftar)

  1. mouth (of an animal), jaws
  2. mouth, puss, trap
  3. muzzle (of a gun etc.)

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m6/m8 Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative kjaftur kjafturin kjaftar kjaftarnir
Accusative kjaft kjaftin kjaftar kjaftarnar
Dative kjafti kjaftinum kjaftum/
kjøftum
kjaftunum/
kjøftunum
Genitive kjafts kjaftsins kjafta kjaftanna

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Noun[edit]

kjaftur m ‎(genitive singular kjafts, nominative plural kjaftar)

  1. (of an animal) the chops, or jaws of an animals
  2. (offensive) the mouth
  3. (in compounds) an opening of a gun, a muzzle
  4. (in compounds) about loquacious people (people who talk too much)

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