mjólk

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Faroese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse mjǫlk, mjolk, from Proto-Germanic *meluks, cognate with Danish mælk, Swedish mjölk, English milk. Ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *h₂melǵ-.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

mjólk f (genitive singular mjólkar, uncountable)

  1. milk

Declension[edit]

f2s Singular
Indefinite Definite
Nominative mjólk mjólkin
Accusative mjólk mjólkina
Dative mjólk mjólkini
Genitive mjólkar mjólkarinnar

Note the lack of i-mutation in the genitive (from *melukiz ). Although the form would suggest a mutated **mýlkur, -jó- is not the original vowel (from *-eu-, as in tjóð ), but a product of a double vowel change, first fracture: meluk- > mjǫlk, and then lengthening: o/ǫ > ó before lk. Also, the ability of the -iz to effect an i-mutation on the first vowel is reduced by the intermediate -u-.

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Icelandic[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse mjǫlk, mjolk, from Proto-Germanic *meluks, cognate with Danish mælk, Swedish mjölk, English milk. Ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *h₂melǵ-.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

mjólk f (genitive singular mjólkur, no plural)

  1. milk
  2. any liquid resembling milk, as the liquid within a coconut (e.g. kókosmjólk), the juice or sap of certain plants (e.g. fíflamjólk), or various pharmaceutical preparations
  3. (rare) milt from a fish

Declension[edit]

Note the lack of i-mutation in the genitive (from *melukiz ). Although the form would suggest a mutated **mýlkur, -jó- is not the original vowel (from *-eu-, as in þjóð ), but a product of a double vowel change, first fracture: meluk- > mjǫlk, and then lengthening: o/ǫ > ó before lk. Also, the ability of the -iz to effect an i-mutation on the first vowel is reduced by the intermediate -u-.

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