IcelandicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse hvass, from Proto-Germanic *hwassaz.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /xʷasː/ (
    (file)
    )
  • IPA(key): /kʰvasː/ (
    (file)
    )
    Rhymes: -asː

AdjectiveEdit

hvass (comparative hvassari, superlative hvassastur)

  1. sharp (of a knife, etc.)
  2. harsh (in manner, tone, etc.)

InflectionEdit

Related termsEdit


Old NorseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *hwassaz.

AdjectiveEdit

hvass

  1. sharp, keen
  2. fig, of the intellect
  3. sharp, acute

DeclensionEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Icelandic: hvass
  • Faroese: hvassur
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: kvass
  • Norwegian Bokmål: hvass
  • Swedish: vass
  • Danish: hvas

ReferencesEdit

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

SwedishEdit

AdjectiveEdit

hvass

  1. Obsolete spelling of vass