kyrtill

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Icelandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse kyrtill, cognate with English kirtle.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

kyrtill m (genitive singular kyrtils, nominative plural kyrtlar)

  1. gown, tunic, robe
    • Luke 6:29 (English, Icelandic)
      Slái þig einhver á kinnina, skaltu og bjóða hina, og taki einhver yfirhöfn þína, skaltu ekki varna honum að taka kyrtilinn líka.
      If someone strikes you on one cheek, turn to him the other also. If someone takes your cloak, do not stop him from taking your tunic.

Declension[edit]


Old Norse[edit]

kyrtill - Men dressed in kirtles of the High Middle Ages
kyrtill - Women dressed in 14th century kirtles busy with cutting and sewing linen cloth.

Etymology[edit]

Probably borrowed from Latin curtus (short), along with Old English cyrtel.

Noun[edit]

kyrtill m

  1. (clothing) kirtle, tunic (a one-piece garment)

Derived terms[edit]

Related terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Danish: kjortel, kjole
  • Faroese: kyrtil
  • Icelandic: kyrtill

References[edit]

  • Entry "kyrtill" on page 256 in: Geir T. Zoëga "A Concise Dictionary of Old Islandic", Oxford at the Claredon Press (1910).
  • Oxford English Dictionary, 1884–1928, and First Supplement, 1933.