safn

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Icelandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From safna, from Old Norse safna, a by-form of samna (to collect, assemble), from Proto-Germanic *samnōną (to gather, collect). More at sam.

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Noun[edit]

safn n (genitive singular safns, nominative plural söfn)

  1. (institution) a museum
  2. a collection
  3. a flock of sheep

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Welsh[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *stómn̥ (mouth, muzzle). Compare Cornish sâwn, Cornish sawan (chasm), Breton staoñ (palate).

Noun[edit]

safn m or f (plural safnau, diminutive sefnyn, not mutable)

  1. mouth, jaws

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Sometimes derogatory when applied to people.

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Further reading[edit]

  • R. J. Thomas, G. A. Bevan, P. J. Donovan, A. Hawke et al., editors (1950–present), “safn”, in Geiriadur Prifysgol Cymru Online (in Welsh), University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh & Celtic Studies