sveinur

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Faroese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse sveinn, from Proto-Germanic *swaina-, *swainaz (relative, young man, servant), from Proto-Indo-European *swé (oneself; aside, separate, apart), thus properly one's own. Other reflexes of *swainaz are e.g. Old English swān (modern English swain), Old High German swein.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

sveinur m (genitive singular sveins, plural sveinar)

  1. little boy
  2. old boy, bachelor
  3. servant, lackey
  4. journeyman, a tradesman or craftsman who has completed an apprenticeship

Declension[edit]

Declension of sveinur
m6 singular plural
indefinite definite indefinite definite
nominative sveinur sveinurin sveinar sveinarnir
accusative svein sveinin sveinar sveinarnar
dative sveini sveininum sveinum sveinunum
genitive sveins sveinsins sveina sveinanna

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