sær

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Danish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /sɛːr/, [sæɐ̯ˀ]

Adjective[edit]

sær

  1. odd, queer, peculiar, weird
  2. eccentric, dotty

Inflection[edit]

Inflection of sær
Positive Comparative Superlative
Common singular sær særere særest2
Neuter singular sært særere særest2
Plural sære særere særest2
Definite attributive1 sære særere særeste
1) When an adjective is applied predicatively to something definite, the corresponding "indefinite" form is used.
2) The "indefinite" superlatives may not be used attributively.

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Faroese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse sær, from Proto-Germanic *saiwiz.

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

sær

  1. reflexive pronoun, 3rd person dative.

Declension[edit]

Reflexive pronouns - Afturbent fornavn
Singular (eintal), Plural (fleirtal) 3. m, f, n
Nominative (hvørfall)
Accusative (hvønnfall) seg
Dative (hvørjumfall) sær
Genitive (hvørsfall) sín

References[edit]

  • Höskuldur Thráinsson, Hjalmar P. Petersen, Jógvan í Lon Jacobsen, Zakaris Svabo Hansen: Faroese : An Overview and Reference Grammar. Tórshavn: Føroya Fróðskaparfelag, 2004 (p. 119 f., 325 ff.)

Verb[edit]

sær

  1. third-person singular present of síggja

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Icelandic[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse sær, from Proto-Germanic *saiwiz.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

sær m (genitive singular sævar, no plural)

  1. (chiefly poetic or literary) sea, ocean

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Old Norse[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *saiwiz (sea, ocean). Cognate with Old English , Old Frisian , Old Saxon sēo, Old High German sēo, Gothic 𐍃𐌰𐌹𐍅𐍃 (saiws).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (12th century Icelandic) IPA(key): /ˈsɛːr/

Noun[edit]

sær m (genitive sævar)

  1. the sea, ocean
    • Vǫluspá, verse 3, lines 3-4, in 1860, T. Möbius, Edda Sæmundar hins fróða: mit einem Anhang zum Theil bisher ungedruckter Gedichte. Leipzig, page 1:
      [] vara sandr né sær / né svalar unnir, []
      [] there was no sand nor sea / nor gelid waves, []

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References[edit]

  • sær in An Icelandic-English Dictionary, R. Cleasby and G. Vigfússon, Clarendon Press, 1874, at Internet Archive.
  • sær in A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic, G. T. Zoëga, Clarendon Press, 1910, at Internet Archive.