fjórir

IcelandicEdit

Icelandic cardinal numbers
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    Cardinal : fjórir
    Ordinal : fjórði

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EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse fjórir, from Proto-Germanic *fedwōr.[1] Cognates include Faroese fýra and Danish fire.

PronunciationEdit

NumeralEdit

fjórir (feminine fjórar, neuter fjögur)

  1. four
    Sjáðu! Fjórir menn.
    Look! Four men.

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Usage notesEdit

  • When counting out loud, the contraction fjór is frequently used.
    Einn, tveir, þrír, fjór.One, two, three, four.
    Ég er með fjórir banana.I have four bananas.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Ásgeir Blöndal MagnússonÍslensk orðsifjabók, 1st edition, 2nd printing (1989). Reykjavík, Orðabók Háskólans, page 181.

Old NorseEdit

Old Norse cardinal numbers
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    Cardinal : fjórir
    Ordinal : fjórði

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *fedwōr, from *kʷetwṓr, the neuter form of Proto-Indo-European *kʷetwóres.

NumeralEdit

fjórir

  1. four
    fjögurra vegna — to the four cardinal points

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DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Zoëga, Geir T. (1910) A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic[1], Oxford: Clarendon Press