nashyrningur

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Noun[edit]

nashyrningur m (genitive singular nashyrnings, plural nashyrningar)

  1. rhinoceros

Declension[edit]

Declension of nashyrningur
m6 singular plural
indefinite definite indefinite definite
nominative nashyrningur nashyrningurin nashyrningar nashyrningarnir
accusative nashyrning nashyrningin nashyrningar nashyrningarnar
dative nashyrningi nashyrninginum nashyrningum nashyrningunum
genitive nashyrnings nashyrningsins nashyrninga nashyrninganna

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Etymology[edit]

From nös (nostril), plural nasir (nose) +‎ horn (horn) +‎ -ingur, a calque of Ancient Greek ῥινόκερως (rhinókerōs). Compare Danish næsehorn etc.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈnaːs.hɪ(r)tn(ˌ)iŋkʏr/

Noun[edit]

nashyrningur m (genitive singular nashyrnings, nominative plural nashyrningar)

  1. rhinoceros
    • 1967 (text composed in the late 18th century), Bibliotheca Arnamagnæana, vol. XXIX: Opuscula, page 152. [1]
      Skúrni þad er dyrs nafn i Eddu þulum, enn i einhvỏrri ligasogu gamallri nefniz skurni stort dyr sem þar syniz ej annad kunna ad vera enn nashyrningur edur einhyrningur.
      Skúrni that is an animal’s name in the Edda rhymes, and in some old mendacious tale a large animal is called skurni which there seems like it can be nothing other than a rhinoceros or unicorn.

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