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Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Norse tarfr, from Old Irish tarb, from Proto-Celtic *tarwos (bull), from Proto-Indo-European *táwros (bull). Compare Latin taurus, Old Norse þjórr (Faroese tjórur), from Proto-Semitic *ṯawr- (bull, ox), or from an unknown source.


tarvur m (genitive singular tarvs, plural tarvar)

  1. bull
  2. (astrology, astronomy) Taurus
  3. (derogatory) womanizer, lady-killer
Declension of tarvur
m6 singular plural
indefinite definite indefinite definite
nominative tarvur tarvurin tarvar tarvarnir
accusative tarv tarvin tarvar tarvarnar
dative tarvi tarvinum tarvum tarvunum
genitive tarvs tarvsins tarva tarvanna

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Norse þǫrf (need), from Proto-Germanic *þarbō. Cognate with Old English þearf, Gothic 𐌸𐌰𐍂𐌱𐌰 (þarba) and Icelandic þörf.


tarvur m (genitive singular tarvs, plural tarvir)

  1. necessity, demand, need
m15 Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative tarvur tarvurin tarvir tarvirnir
Accusative tarv tarvin tarvir tarvirnar
Dative tarvi tarvinum tarvum tarvunum
Genitive tarvs tarvsins tarva tarvanna
Related terms[edit]