IcelandicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse hræ, from Proto-Germanic *hraiwą.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

hræ n

  1. carcass; body of a dead animal or human
  2. (figuratively, informal) a worn out and useless machine

DeclensionEdit

Usage notesEdit

It is considered coarse and unbefitting to use this word for a human corpse in the modern language, although it seemed to be commonly used without insult in earlier times.

SynonymsEdit

  • (carcass): lík (usually of a human corpse), nár (human corpse)

Derived termsEdit

Last modified on 3 August 2013, at 12:22