Icelandic

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Pronunciation

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Etymology 1

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From Old Norse arfi, likely a loan word, origin uncertain but possibly related to Latin ervum (vetch). Cognate with Danish arve and German Erve.

Noun

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arfi m (genitive singular arfa, nominative plural arfar)

  1. chickweed, starwort (plants of the genus Stellaria, which often grow as weeds)
  2. (more generally) weeds (unwanted plant)
    Synonym: illgresi
    Ég ætla að fara út í garð að reyta arfa.I'm going to pull some weeds.
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Etymology 2

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From Old Norse arfi, from Proto-Germanic *arbijô.

Noun

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arfi m (genitive singular arfa, nominative plural arfar)

  1. (obsolete) heir
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Etymology 3

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Noun

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arfi

  1. indefinite dative singular of arfur

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Old Norse

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Etymology 1

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From Proto-Norse ᚨᚱᛒᛁᛃᚨᚾᛟ (arbijano /⁠arbijanō⁠/) (genitive plural), from Proto-Germanic *arbijô.

Noun

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arfi m (genitive arfa, plural arfar)

  1. heir
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Etymology 2

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From Proto-Germanic *arfô.

Noun

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arfi m (genitive arfa, plural arfar)

  1. chickweed
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Descendants
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  • Icelandic: arfi
  • Faroese: arvi
  • Norwegian: arve
  • Old Swedish: arve
    • Swedish: arv (dialectal)
  • Danish: arve