hryggur

IcelandicEdit

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hryggur (comparative hryggari, superlative hryggastur)

  1. sad, regretful, sorrowful, woeful
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Etymology 2Edit

From Old Norse hryggr.

 
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NounEdit

hryggur m (genitive singular hryggjar, nominative plural hryggir)

  1. (anatomy) the spine, the back
    • 1928, Krummavísa (“Raven Song”, on the Icelandic Wikisource) by Jón Ásgeirsson
      Krummi krunkar úti,
      kallar á nafna sinn:
      „Ég fann höfuð af hrúti
      hrygg og gæruskinn.“
      Komdu nú og kroppaðu með mér,
      krummi nafni minn.
      “Krummi croaks outside,
      calling his namesake:
      ‘I found the head of a ram,
      backbone and sheepskin.’
      Come now and peck with me,
      Krummi, my namesake.”
  2. (landscape) a ridge
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