því

IcelandicEdit

EtymologyEdit

Possibly from the instrumental interrogative Proto-Germanic *hwī (how, with what), with the initial h- replaced by the þ- from the forms of Proto-Germanic *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.

Derived termsEdit

  • af því að, því að (because)
  • því aðeins að (only if, on the condition that)

PronounEdit

því (personal)

  1. dative of the word 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

Derived termsEdit


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 Proto-Germanic *sa (that).

PronounEdit

því

  1. they, them (third-person dative singular neuter personal pronoun)
  2. those (dative singular neuter demonstrative pronoun)

DeclensionEdit



DescendantsEdit

AdverbEdit

því (not comparable)

  1. therefore, for that reason

DescendantsEdit

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