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Alternative formsEdit

  • (nonstandard, colloquial, sports) hendi

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse hǫnd, from Proto-Germanic *handuz.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

hönd f (genitive singular handar, nominative plural hendur)

  1. (anatomy) hand syn.
    Mér er illt í hendinni.
    My hand hurts.
  2. side, hand syn.
    Og ykkur á hægri hönd sjáið þið Esjuna.
    And on your right hand you can see the Esja.
  3. hand, handwriting (someone's personal style of writing)

Usage notesEdit

  • The dative form hönd is used in the sense of “handwriting”.
  • The plural form höndur is mostly obsolete.
  • The alternative form hendi is sometimes used for nominative and accusative singular in non-standard colloquial speech; especially regarding sports.

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