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laukur

IcelandicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Norse ᛚᚨᚢᚲᚨᛉ (laukaz), from Old Norse laukr, from Proto-Germanic *laukaz.

Cognate with English leek from Middle English, from Old English lēac (a garden herb, leek, onion, garlic), Danish løg, Swedish lök (onion) and German Lauch (leek, allium).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

laukur m (genitive singular lauks, nominative plural laukar)

  1. onion, leek, garlic
  2. a bulb
  3. the best of something (probably where the intensifying prefix lauk- comes from)[1]
    Laukur ættarinnar.
    The best of the family.
    Stíga í laukana.
    To live in good fortune.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Icelandic Web of Science: Hvaðan á orðatiltækið laukrétt uppruna sinn? (“Where does the expression laukréttur come from?”)