Faroese

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Etymology

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From Old Norse andlit, equivalent to and- +‎ lit.

Pronunciation

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Noun

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andlit n (genitive singular andlits, plural andlit)

  1. face

Declension

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Declension of andlit
n3 singular plural
indefinite definite indefinite definite
nominative andlit andlitið andlit andlitini
accusative andlit andlitið andlit andlitini
dative andliti andlitinum andlitum andlitunum
genitive andlits andlitsins andlita andlitanna

References

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  • W. B. Lockwood: An Introduction to Modern Faroese. Tórshavn: Føroya Skúlabókagrunnur, 3rd printing 1977 (Pronunciation: p. 24)

Icelandic

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Etymology

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From Old Norse andlit (face).

Pronunciation

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Noun

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andlit n (genitive singular andlits or andlitis, nominative plural andlit)

  1. face, countenance

Declension

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Norwegian Nynorsk

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Noun

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andlit n (definite singular andlitet, indefinite plural andlit, definite plural andliti)

  1. (pre-1917) alternative form of andlet

Old Norse

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Etymology

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From Proto-Germanic *andawlitją, whence also German Antlitz. Corresponds to and- +‎ lit.

Noun

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andlit n (genitive andlits, plural andlit)

  1. face, countenance

Declension

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Descendants

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  • Icelandic: andlit
  • Faroese: andlit
  • Norwegian Bokmål: andlet
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: andlit (obsolete), andlet
  • Swedish: anlete

References

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  • andlit”, in Geir T. Zoëga (1910) A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic, Oxford: Clarendon Press