kurteisi

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Icelandic[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

The word was brought into Icelandic from the Old French curteisie as Icelanders were introduced to chivalric romances in the 13th century,[1] from Old French curteis, from Old French cortois (courteous), from Latin cortensis (related to the court).[2][3]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈkʰʏr̥teiːsɪ/

Noun[edit]

kurteisi n (genitive singular kurteisi, no plural)

  1. politeness

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