nauð

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Icelandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse nauð, from Proto-Germanic *naudiz, *nauþiz.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

nauð f (genitive singular nauðar, nominative plural nauðir)

  1. need
  2. distress

Declension[edit]


Old Norse[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *naudiz, *nauþiz. Compare Old English nīed, nēad (English need), Old Frisian nēd (West Frisian need), Old Saxon nōd (Low German noot), Old High German nōt (German Not), Gothic 𐌽𐌰𐌿𐌸𐍃 (nauþs).

Noun[edit]

nauð f

  1. distress
  2. need, necessity

Descendants[edit]