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EtymologyEdit

From fjöl- ‎(many, multi-) +‎ skylda ‎(duty).

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fjölskylda f ‎(genitive singular fjölskyldu, nominative plural fjölskyldur)

  1. a family

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  • The term fjölskylda was well known in older language referring to many duties or much business with a notion of arduousness rather than the contemporary meaning of “family”. One word used to describe a household or a family unit at the time was hyski (once spelled hýski).

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