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FaroeseEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old Norse mál, from Proto-Germanic *maþlą.

NounEdit

mál n (genitive singular máls, plural mál)

  1. language
  2. speech
  3. talk
  4. matter
  5. (law) cause
DeclensionEdit
n3 Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative mál málið mál málini
Accusative mál málið mál málini
Dative máli málinum málum málunum
Genitive máls málsins mála málanna
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Etymology 2Edit

From Old Norse mál, from Proto-Germanic *mēlą, whence also English meal. Ultimately from Proto-Indo-European root *me- (to measure).

NounEdit

mál n (genitive singular máls, plural mál)

  1. measurement, size
DeclensionEdit
n3 Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative mál málið mál málini
Accusative mál málið mál málini
Dative máli málinum málum málunum
Genitive máls málsins mála málanna
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IcelandicEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old Norse mál, from Proto-Germanic *maþlą.

NounEdit

mál n (genitive singular máls, nominative plural mál)

  1. language
  2. speech
  3. matter, affair
  4. (law) cause
  5. (informal) a big deal
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Etymology 2Edit

From Old Norse mál, from Proto-Germanic *mēlą, whence also English meal. Ultimately from Proto-Indo-European root *me- (to measure).

NounEdit

mál n (genitive singular máls, nominative plural mál)

  1. measurements, a size, dimensions
  2. a system of measurement
  3. the appropriate time for something
    Er ekki mál að fara?
    Isn't it time to go?
  4. a meal, mealtime
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Old NorseEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Proto-Germanic *maþlą, whence also Old Saxon mahal, Gothic 𐌼𐌰𐌸𐌻 (maþl).

NounEdit

mál n

  1. language
  2. speech
  3. matter, affair
  4. (law) cause
DescendantsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Proto-Germanic *mēlą (measure, time, occassion), ultimately from Proto-Indo-European root *me- (to measure). Cognate with Old English mǣl, Old Frisian mēl, Old Saxon māl, Old High German māl, Gothic 𐌼𐌴𐌻 (mēl, time, hour).

NounEdit

mál n (genitive máls, plural mál)

  1. measurement, size
  2. time
  3. meal, mealtime
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Etymology 3Edit

From the same Germanic source as Old Saxon māl and Gothic 𐌼𐌴𐌻 (mēl), used by Ulfilas to translate Ancient Greek γραφή (graphḗ) and γράμμα (grámma). Related to Gothic 𐌼𐌰𐌻𐌾𐌰𐌽 (maljan) (translating γράφω (gráphō, draw, write)) and German malen (to paint).

NounEdit

mál n

  1. a work of art inlaid in metal, especially on weapons