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PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old Norse fóstra (foster mother; wetnurse).

NounEdit

fóstra f (genitive singular fóstru, nominative plural fóstrur)

  1. (archaic or literary) foster mother
  2. nurse (woman hired to bring up a child)
  3. a nursery school/pre-school/kindergarten caretaker/teacher (usually female; a man in such a role may also be called fóstri)
DeclensionEdit
Related termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Old Norse fóstra (to foster; to nurse).

VerbEdit

fóstra (weak verb, third-person singular past indicative fóstraði, supine fóstrað)

  1. to foster, to bring up, to nurture

DeclensionEdit