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IcelandicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse hnefi, nefi, of unknown origin. Cognate with Swedish näve, Dalbian (Varmelandia) na’v, Angermannic njäva and Westrobothnian neva.

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hnefi m (genitive singular hnefa, nominative plural hnefar)

  1. a fist syn.
    Allir þögnuðu þegar hún sló hnefanum í borðið.
    Everybody went silent as she struck the table with her fist.
  2. a handful, a fistful, what a clenched fist can hold syn.

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