gröftur

IcelandicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From the Old Norse grǫftr, from Proto-Germanic *graftuz. Cognate with the Old English græft.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈkrœftʏr/
    Rhymes: -œftʏr

NounEdit

gröftur m (genitive singular graftar)

  1. the act of digging
  2. the act of engraving
  3. pus
  4. burial, interment
  5. remains dug up from a grave

DeclensionEdit

Note: in the dative and genitive, the forms greftri and graftrar, respectively, are sometimes used.

Derived termsEdit

  • graftarkýli
  • grefta
  • greftra

Related termsEdit

Last modified on 14 September 2013, at 19:53