See also: hunn and Hunn
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IcelandicEdit

 
A basic modern doorknob.
 
A flagpole's knob.

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse húnn (knob at the top of a mast-head), from Proto-Germanic *hūnaz, *hūna(n)- (top of a stick).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

húnn m (genitive singular húns, nominative plural húnar)

  1. a door handle, a doorknob
  2. a flagpole's knob
    Að draga fána að hún.
    To hoist a flag.
  3. a bear cub

DeclensionEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Guus Kroonen, “Reflections on the o/zero-Ablaut in the Germanic Iterative Verbs”, in The Indo-European Verb: Proceedings of the Conference of the Society for Indo-European Studies, Los Angeles, 13-15 September 2010, Wiesbaden: Reichert Verlag, 2012