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FaroeseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse forn (old, ancient).

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

fornur (comparative fornari, superlative fornastur)

  1. old, ancient
    fornir mennmen of old
    eftir fornum siðiaccording to ancient custom
  2. provident, able to stove something away for a suitable later occasion (e.g. brandy)
    tú ert so fornuryou are so provident
  3. (of land) that has long lain uncultivated

DeclensionEdit

fornur a1
Singular (eintal) m (kallkyn) f (kvennkyn) n (hvørkikyn)
Nominative (hvørfall) fornur forn fornt
Accusative (hvønnfall) fornan forna
Dative (hvørjumfall) fornum fornari fornum
Genitive (hvørsfall) (forns) (fornar) (forns)
Plural (fleirtal) m (kallkyn) f (kvennkyn) n (hvørkikyn)
Nominative (hvørfall) fornir fornar forn
Accusative (hvønnfall) fornar
Dative (hvørjumfall) fornum
Genitive (hvørsfall) (forna)

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