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Hegri.

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse hegri, from Proto-Germanic *haigrô, metathesis of *hraigrô, from Proto-Indo-European *(s)kreik-, *(s)kreig- (to screech, creak).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

hegri m (genitive singular hegra, plural hegrar)

  1. a heron (long-legged freshwater and coastal birds of the family Ardeidae)

DeclensionEdit

Declension of hegri
m1 singular plural
indefinite definite indefinite definite
nominative hegri hegrin hegrar hegrarnir
accusative hegra hegran hegrar hegrarnar
dative hegra hegranum hegrum hegrunum
genitive hegra hegrans hegra hegranna

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EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse hegri, from Proto-Germanic *haigrô, metathesis of *hraigrô, from Proto-Indo-European *(s)kreik-, *(s)kreig- (to screech, creak).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

hegri m (genitive singular hegra, nominative plural hegrar)

  1. a heron

DeclensionEdit

Derived termsEdit

 
Mynd af hegra. (“A picture of a heron.”)

Old NorseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *haigrô.

NounEdit

hegri m

  1. heron

DeclensionEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Icelandic: hegri
  • Faroese: hegri
  • Norwegian:
  • Old Swedish: hægher
  • Danish: hejre c

ReferencesEdit

  • hegri in Geir T. Zoëga (1910) A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic, Oxford: Clarendon Press