klénn

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Icelandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the Old Norse klénn (snug; little, puny), from Proto-Germanic *klainiz (clear, pure), from Proto-Indo-European *g(e)lēi- (gleaming), from Proto-Indo-European *gel- (to gleam). Cognate with the English clean from the Middle English clene (clean, clear, pure) from the Old English clǣne (pure, clear).

Adjective[edit]

klénn (comparative klénni, superlative klénastur)

  1. poor, feeble
  2. indisposed, under the weather syn.
    Ég er eitthvað klén í dag.
    I'm a bit under the weather today.
  3. short syn.
  4. poor, lame syn.
    Þetta var nokkuð klént af þér...
    That was pretty poor of you...
  5. (dated) pretty, snug, good

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