tölva

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Alternative forms[edit]

  • (erroneous, proscribed) talva

Etymology[edit]

A portmanteau word, coined by Sigurður Nordal in 1965 from tala (number) +‎ völva (prophetess).

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Noun[edit]

tölva f (genitive singular tölvu, nominative plural tölvur)

  1. (computing) computer (programmable device)
    Synonyms: hjarni (dated), rafreiknir (dated)
    • 1966 November 21, “Rafeindavélar forsenda framfara [Electronic machines a prerequisite for progress]”, in Vísir[1], volume 56, number 267, page 15:
      Þegar tölva Háskólans kom til lands hafði hún 40.000 tölustafa innbyrðisminni.
      When the University’s computer arrived in the country it had 40,000 bits of internal memory.
    • 1988 January 7, “Kallinn í brúnni fær tölvu [The man in the bridge gets a computer]”, in Morgunblaðið[2], volume 76, number 4, page B12:
      Þú nefndir að tölvan vissi um staðsetningu skipsins og olíueyðslu. Er hún þá tengd við tæki í brúnni?
      You mentioned that the computer knew about the ship’s location and oil consumption. Is it then connected to a device in the bridge?
    • 2018 February 20, “Tölva meti þörf fyrir sjúkrabíl [Computer to assess need for an ambulance]”, in Fréttablaðið[3], volume 18, number 43, page 6:
      Þessar upplýsingar mun tölvan bera saman við sambærileg gögn og reikna út hvers konar aðstoð sé nauðsynleg.
      From this information, the computer will compare with comparable data and determine what kind of assistance is necessary.

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