vatn

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Faroese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse vatn, from Proto-Germanic *watōr, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *wódr̥.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

vatn n (genitive singular vatns, plural vøtn)

  1. (uncountable) water (H₂O)
  2. (nautical) sea
  3. body fluid
  4. lake

Declension[edit]

Declension of vatn
n5 singular plural
indefinite definite indefinite definite
nominative vatn vatnið vøtn vøtnini
accusative vatn vatnið vøtn vøtnini
dative vatni vatninum vøtnum vøtnunum
genitive vatns vatnsins vatna vatnanna

Usage notes[edit]

kasta sær av vatni(num) - to pee

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Icelandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse vatn, from Proto-Germanic *watōr, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *wódr̥.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

vatn n (genitive singular vatns, nominative plural vötn)

  1. (uncountable) water (H₂O)
    Vatnið er mjög tært.
    The water is very clear.
  2. (countable) a lake, a water
    Á Arnarvatnsheiði er fjöldi vatna.
    On Arnarvatnsheiði [there] is a multitude of lakes.
    • Genesis 1-3 (English, Icelandic)
      Guð sagði: „Verði festing milli vatnanna, og hún greini vötn frá vötnum.“
      And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters.

Declension[edit]

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External links[edit]

  • vatn in Icelandic dictionaries at islex.is
  • vatn in Hólmarsson et al.: Íslensk-ensk orðabók. 1989.

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Noun[edit]

vatn n (definite singular vatnet, indefinite plural vatn, definite plural vatna or vatnene)

  1. Alternative form of vann

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse vatn, from Proto-Germanic *watōr, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *wódr̥.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

vatn n (definite singular vatnet, indefinite plural vatn, definite plural vatna)

  1. water (chemical substance)
    Eg skulle ynskt at eg hadde noko vatn å drikka.
    I wish that I had some water to drink.
  2. (smaller) lake
    Dette vatnet har eg ikkje sett før.
    I have not seen this lake before.
  3. bodily fluid that looks like water

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Old Norse[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *watōr, whence also Old Saxon and Old Dutch watar, Old English wæter, Old Frisian weter, Old High German wazzar. Ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *wódr̥.

Noun[edit]

vatn n (genitive vatns, plural vǫtn)

  1. water
  2. lake
  3. waterway, river

Declension[edit]

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • vatn in Geir T. Zoëga (1910) A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic, Oxford: Clarendon Press