rjóður

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Icelandic[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From rjóða (to redden, smear [with blood]).

Noun[edit]

rjóður m (genitive singular rjóðs, no plural)

  1. (poetic) one who reddens, smears with blood (used in kennings)
    rjóður brandawarrior, lit. one who reddens swords (with blood)
Declension[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Related to rjóða (to clear away).

Noun[edit]

rjóður n (genitive singular rjóðurs, nominative plural rjóður)

  1. forest clearing, glade
  2. a mown spot in an otherwise overgrown field
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Etymology 3[edit]

Related to rjóða (to redden, smear [with blood]) and rjóður (1); also to rauður (red).

Adjective[edit]

rjóður (comparative rjóðari, superlative rjóðastur)

  1. red, reddish, flushed (in the face)
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