hreysi

IcelandicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From the Old Norse hreysi (a cairn; a pile of stones).

NounEdit

hreysi n (genitive singular hreysis, nominative plural hreysi)

  1. a hovel, a shanty, a poor wretched cottage syn.

SynonymsEdit


Old NorseEdit

EtymologyEdit

Confer rös and Dunmail Raise.

NounEdit

hreysi n

  1. a cairn
  2. a pile or heap of stones (synonymous with the Icelandic urð)
  3. a cave or den

Derived termsEdit

  • hreysikǫttr (a wild cat)
  • hreysivísla (a weasel)
  • skríða í hreysi (to slink into a den)

DescendantsEdit

  • Icelandic: hreysi
  • Swedish: röse

Related termsEdit

  • hreysar
Last modified on 11 January 2014, at 03:38