lögreglukona

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

Icelandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From lögreglu (of the police) the genitive of lögregla (the police) from the nouns lög (a law, a statute) and regla (a rule; order) and kona (a woman). Literally meaning a "police woman" or a "woman of law and order".

Noun[edit]

lögreglukona f (genitive singular lögreglukonu, nominative plural lögreglukonur)

  1. a policewoman

Usage notes[edit]

  • This term is only use for female police officers. The term lögreglumaður (a police officer; a policeman) may refer to policemen and be gender-neutral referring to police officers of both genders.