takk fyrir

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From takk (thanks) +‎ fyrir (for), literally meaning “thanks for ...”. Cognate with Icelandic þökk fyrir and Faroese takk fyri, tøkk fyri.


takk fyrir

  1. (with accusative) thank you, thanks

Usage notes[edit]

  • The interjection takk (thanks) (borrowed from Danish tak, from Old Norse þǫkk) is a cognate of þökk (a thank, thanks), itself inherited directly from Old Norse.
  • The term þökk is used as a noun, and rarely as an interjection by itself. The derived term þökk fyrir can be used as an interjection.


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