ostur

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Faroese[edit]

ostur

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse ostr, from Proto-Germanic *justaz, from Proto-Indo-European *yaus-, *yūs- (sap, juice, broth), from Proto-Indo-European *yew(ǝ)- (to blend, mix (food), knead).

Noun[edit]

ostur m (genitive singular osts, plural ostar)

  1. cheese
  2. a sponge of the genus Geodia

Declension[edit]

Declension of ostur
m6 singular plural
indefinite definite indefinite definite
nominative ostur osturin ostar ostarnir
accusative ost ostin ostar ostarnar
dative osti ostinum ostum ostunum
genitive osts ostsins osta ostanna

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Icelandic[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse ostr (whence also the Danish ost, Faroese ostur, Norwegian ost and Swedish ost) from Proto-Germanic *justaz. Akin to Latin ius, Proto-Slavic *juxa. Compare Finnish juusto.

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Noun[edit]

ostur m (genitive singular osts, nominative plural ostar)

  1. cheese
  2. (slang) smegma

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Old French[edit]

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Noun[edit]

ostur m (oblique plural osturs, nominative singular osturs, nominative plural ostur)

  1. goshawk
    • circa 1150, Thomas d'Angleterre, Le Roman de Tristan, page 214 (of the Champion Classiques edition, ISBN 2-7453-0520-4, lines 2814-7:
      ove ses dras, a ses oisels,
      dunt il ad de bons e de bels.
      En sun pung prent un grant ostur
      e un drap d'estrange culur
      with his cloths and his birds
      among which a number of fine ones
      he takes a large goshawk in his hand
      and a cloth of a strange color