því

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IcelandicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse því, possibly from the instrumental interrogative Proto-Germanic *hwī ‎(how, with what), with the initial h- replaced by the þ- from the forms of *sa.

ConjunctionEdit

því

  1. because, for, since
    • Colossians 3:9
      Ljúgið ekki hver að öðrum, því þér hafið afklæðst hinum gamla manni með gjörðum hans.
      Do not lie to each other, since you have taken off your old self with its practices.

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PronounEdit

því

  1. (personal) dative singular of það

DeclensionEdit

AdverbEdit

því...því

  1. the...the (when comparing)
    en því meira sem hann blés, því þéttara vafði ferðamaðurinn kápunni að sér
    but the more he blew, the tighter the traveller wrapped his coat around himself

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Old NorseEdit

EtymologyEdit

Possibly from the instrumental interrogative Proto-Germanic *hwī ‎(how, with what), with the initial h- replaced by the þ- from the forms of *sa ‎(that). Compare Old English þȳ ‎(by that; therefore; because; since, instrumental case of þæt). More at the.

PronounEdit

því

  1. dative singular of þat

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DescendantsEdit

AdverbEdit

því (not comparable)

  1. therefore, for that reason

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