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FaroeseEdit

PronunciationEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse átt/ætt, from Proto-Germanic *aihtiz.

NounEdit

ætt f (genitive singular ættar, plural ættir)

  1. dynasty, lineage
  2. generation
  3. (biology) family (familja)
  4. language family

DeclensionEdit

Declension of ætt
f2 singular plural
indefinite definite indefinite definite
nominative ætt ættin ættir ættirnar
accusative ætt ættina ættir ættirnar
dative ætt ættini ættum ættunum
genitive ættar ættarinnar ætta ættanna

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NounEdit

ætt f (genitive singular ættar, plural ættir)

  1. direction, point of the compass
  2. wind direction

DeclensionEdit

Declension of ætt
f2 singular plural
indefinite definite indefinite definite
nominative ætt ættin ættir ættirnar
accusative ætt ættina ættir ættirnar
dative ætt ættini ættum ættunum
genitive ættar ættarinnar ætta ættanna

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IcelandicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse ætt, from Proto-Germanic *aihtiz.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

ætt f (genitive singular ættar, nominative plural ættir)

  1. family (referring to an extended family, dynasty, etc.)
  2. (biology, taxonomy) family

DeclensionEdit


Norwegian NynorskEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse ætt

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

ætt f (definite singular ætta, indefinite plural ætter, definite plural ættene)

  1. extended family, clan

ReferencesEdit


Old NorseEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *aihtiz (possession, property).

NounEdit

ætt f (genitive ættar, plural ættir)

  1. quarter of the heaven, direction
  2. family, extraction, pedigree
  3. generation

DeclensionEdit

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DescendantsEdit

  • Icelandic: átt, ætt
  • Faroese: ætt
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: ætt
  • Norwegian Bokmål: ætt
  • Old Swedish: æt
  • Westrobothnian: ett
  • Danish: æt

ReferencesEdit

  • ætt in A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic, G. T. Zoëga, Clarendon Press, 1910, at Internet Archive.