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nær dauða en lífi

IcelandicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From nær (meaning "closer") + dauða (meaning "[to] death"), the dative singular of dauði (meaning "death") + en (meaning "than") + lífi (meaning "[to] life"), the dative singular of líf. Meaning "closer [to] death than [to] life".

IdiomEdit

nær dauða en lífi

  1. (idiomatic) meaning that one is closer to death than life
    Eftir hlaupið var ég nær dauða en lífi.
    I was closer to death than life after that run.