tækni

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Icelandic[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

A neologism derived from tæki (a tool) +‎ -ni (nominal suffix). Phono-semantic matching of Danish teknik. Coined by Dr. Björn Bjarnarson from Viðfjörður in 1912.

Pronunciation[edit]

IPA(key): /ˈtʰaihkn̥ɪ/

Noun[edit]

tækni f (genitive singular tækni, no plural)

  1. technology
  2. technique
    Synonym: starfsaðferð

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References[edit]

  • Sapir, Yair; Zuckermann, Ghil'ad (2008), “Icelandic: Phonosemantic matching”, in Judith Rosenhouse & Rotem Kowner, editors, Globally speaking: Motives for adopting English vocabulary in other languages[1], Clevedon-Buffalo-Toronto: Multilingual Matters, pages 19–43