mjöður

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Icelandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse mjǫðr, from Proto-Germanic *meduz, from Proto-Indo-European *médʰu ‎(sweet drink).

Germanic cognates: Old Frisian mede, Middle Low German mēde, Dutch mede, Old High German meto (German Met) and Old English medu (whence mead).

Indo-European cognates: Sanskrit मधु ‎(madhu), Ancient Greek μέθυ ‎(méthu, wine), Latin medus, Old Irish mid, Welsh medd ‎(mead), Old Church Slavonic медъ ‎(medŭ, honey), Russian мёд ‎(mjód, honey, mead), Lithuanian medùs ‎(honey), Tocharian B mīt.

Compare also Finnish and Estonian mesi and the Hungarian méz.

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Noun[edit]

mjöður m ‎(genitive singular mjaðar, nominative plural miðir)

  1. (poetic, fermented drink) a mead
    Bergja á miðinum.
    To take a sip of mead.

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