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IcelandicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From the 18th century; probably derived from the Latin dōdrāns (three quarters), from quadrāns (from one quarter). "Three quarters" most likely originally referred to the format or size of the book.[1]

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

doðrantur m (genitive singular doðrants, nominative plural doðrantar)

  1. tome, thick volume

DeclensionEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Icelandic Web of Science: Hvaðan kemur orðið doðrantur sem stundum er notað um þykkar bækur? (“What is the origin of the word doðrantur used to refer to thick books?”)