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FaroeseEdit

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guð

  1. accusative singular of guður

IcelandicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse guð, from Proto-Germanic *gudą, from Proto-Indo-European *ǵʰutós.

The /v/ present in the pronunciation is a remnant of a 16th century sound change in Northwestern Iceland where a /v/ was inserted in words beginning with /k/ or /g/ followed by /u/ or /o/. This pronunciation eventually disappeared but was preserved in the word guð (and its derivations) and subsequently spread to the rest of the country.[1]

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NounEdit

guð m (genitive singular guðs, nominative plural guðir)

  1. a god (of polytheistic religions)
  2. God (of monotheistic religions); often capitalized: Guð
    • Genesis 1:31 (Icelandic Bible, New International Version)
      Og Guð leit allt, sem hann hafði gjört, og sjá, það var harla gott. Það varð kveld og það varð morgunn, hinn sjötti dagur.
      God saw all that he had made, and it was very good. And there was evening, and there was morning—the sixth day.

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  1. ^ Veturliði Óskarsson (2001). ”Íslensk málsaga”. Alfræði íslenskrar tungu. Reykjavík: Lýðveldissjóður og Námsgagnastonun.

Old NorseEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *gudą (god), from Proto-Indo-European *ǵʰutós. Compare Old Saxon, Old Frisian, and Old English god, Old High German and Old Dutch got, Gothic 𐌲𐌿𐌸 (guþ).

NounEdit

guð m or n

  1. (Christianity) God m
  2. (Paganism) god, deity n

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  • Icelandic: guð m, goð n
  • Faroese: Gud, gudur
  • Norwegian:
    • Bokmål: gud
    • Norwegian Nynorsk: gud
  • Old Swedish: guþ n or m
  • Danish: gud
  • Elfdalian: guð
  • Gutnish: gud, gu