linur

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Faroese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse linr, from Proto-Germanic *linaz, *linwaz (soft), from Proto-Indo-European *leyh₂- (to dwindle; lean, slim). Cognate with Old High German len (mild, soft), Middle High German lin (lukewarm, dull, bad), Dutch lenig (supple, bendsome).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

linur

  1. soft
  2. slack
  3. loose
  4. limp
  5. flabby
  6. weak

Icelandic[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

linur (comparative linari, superlative linastur)

  1. soft, limp syn.
  2. limp, flaccid
  3. weak syn.
  4. unwell, sick syn.

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Reference[edit]

  1. ^ Árnason, Kristján (2011) The Phonology of Icelandic and Faroese (The Phonology of the World's Languages) (in English), Oxford: Oxford University Press, page 68