mergur

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Icelandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse mergr, from Proto-Germanic *mazgaz < *mazgą, from Proto-Indo-European *mozgos, *mosgʰos. Compare Norwegian merg, marg, Swedish märg, Danish marv, Dutch merg, German Mark, English marrow.


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Noun[edit]

mergur m (genitive singular mergs, no plural)

  1. marrow
  2. (biology) matrix (material or tissue in which more specialized structures are embedded)

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