þórðargleði

IcelandicEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Þórðar ‎(of Þórður) the genitive of Þórður ‎(Þórður, an Icelandic male given name) and gleði ‎(joy, happiness), literally meaning the "joy of Þórður" or the "happiness of Þórður". It was coined by a reverend by the name of Árni when his labourer Þórður rejoiced in the raining on their neighbor Þórður of Rauðkollsstaðir's dry hay.

Although the word Þórðar is a proper name and is capitalized the compound word þórðargleði is not.[1]

NounEdit

þórðargleði f ‎(genitive singular þórðargleði, no plural)

  1. schadenfreude

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ II. STÓR OG LÍTILL STAFUR on Árnastofnun.is