smali

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Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse smali (livestock). In the sense “herdsman” (attested since the 17th century[1][2]) the word is a shortening of smalamaður (herdsman), which is derived from this word in the sense “livestock”. The sense “assembler” is derived from the “herdsman” sense, being a poetic translation of English assembler. Ultimately derived from the adjective smalr (small), from Proto-Germanic *smalaz, referring originally to smaller livestock, such as sheep and goats. Compare German Schmalvieh (small livestock).[3]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

smali m (genitive singular smala, nominative plural smalar)

  1. (obsolete, collective) livestock
  2. herder, herdsman
  3. (figuratively) someone who gathers people for an event, such as voting
  4. (computing) assembler (compiler for assembly language)

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Derived terms[edit]

Related terms[edit]

  • smal
  • smala (to gather, to round up sheep; to assemble)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ “smali” in Ritmálssafn Orðabókar Háskólans. Árni Magnússon Institute for Icelandic Studies. Retrieved November 15, 2017.
  2. ^ “smali“ in Ordbog over det norrøne prosasprog. University of Copenhagen. Retrieved November 15, 2017.
  3. ^ “smali” in: Ásgeir Blöndal MagnússonÍslensk orðsifjabók, 1st edition, 2nd printing (1989). Reykjavík, Orðabók Háskólans.

Old Norse[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the adjective smalr (small), from Proto-Germanic *smalaz, referring originally to smaller livestock, such as sheep and goats. Compare German Schmalvieh (small livestock).

Noun[edit]

smali m

  1. (collective) livestock

Descendants[edit]

  • Icelandic: smali
  • Faroese: smali, smala
  • Norwegian: smale
  • Swedish: smale (sheep or goats) (dialectal, collective), smala (sheep) (dialectal, countable)

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