fjör

See also: fjor and fjør

IcelandicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From the Old Norse fjǫr, from Proto-Germanic *ferhwą, *ferhwō.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

fjör n (genitive singular fjörs, no plural)

  1. vitality, sprightliness, vigour, energy syn.
  2. fun, merriment syn.
  3. life syn.

DeclensionEdit

Derived termsEdit

  • eiga fótum fjör að launa
  • fjörbrot (synonyms helstríð, dauðastríð; a death struggle)
  • fjörefni (synonyms vítamín; vitamin)
  • fjörfiskur
  • fjörga (synonyms lífga; vitalize)
  • fjöregg
  • fjörga
  • fjörlegur
  • fjörgamall
  • fjörugur
  • í fullu fjöri
  • meðfætt fjörleysi (debilitas neonatorum)
  • viðbragðafjör (erethism)

SynonymsEdit

Usage notesEdit

  • Especially frequent in alliterative phrases such as eiga fótum fjör að launa.

Old NorseEdit

NounEdit

fjör

  1. Alternative form of fjǫr.
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