brattur

FaroeseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse brattr, brantr, of uncertain origin, but possibly from Proto-Indo-European *bʰren- (project), related to Old English brant (steep), Latvian bruôds (roof ridge).

Cognate with Icelandic brattur, Norwegian Bokmål bratt, Danish brat, Swedish brant, and Old English brant, bront (English brant, brent, Scots brent).

AdjectiveEdit

brattur (comparative brattari, superlative brattastur)

  1. steep

DeclensionEdit

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Singular (eintal) m (kallkyn) f (kvennkyn) n (hvørkikyn)
Nominative (hvørfall) brattur bratt/
brøtt
bratt
Accusative (hvønnfall) brattan bratta
Dative (hvørjumfall) brattum/
brøttum
brattari brattum/
brøttum
Genitive (hvørsfall) (brats) (brattar) (brats)
Plural (fleirtal) m (kallkyn) f (kvennkyn) n (hvørkikyn)
Nominative (hvørfall) brattir brattar bratt/
brøtt
Accusative (hvønnfall) brattar
Dative (hvørjumfall) brattum/
brøttum
Genitive (hvørsfall) (bratta)

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IcelandicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse brattr, brantr, of uncertain origin, but possibly from Proto-Indo-European *bʰren- (project), related to Old English brant (steep), Latvian bruôds (roof ridge).

Cognate with Faroese brattur, Norwegian Bokmål bratt, Danish brat, Swedish brant, and Old English brant, bront (English brant, brent, Scots brent).

AdjectiveEdit

brattur (comparative brattari, superlative brattastur)

  1. steep
  2. straight, upright
  3. vigorous, lively

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ReferencesEdit

  • “brattur” in The Nynorsk Dictionary.
  • Pokorny, Julius, Indogermanisches Etymologisches Wörterbuch, Tübingen: A. Francke Verlag, 1959.