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EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse hverr (who, each), from Proto-Germanic *hwarjaz.

PronunciationEdit

PronounEdit

hver

  1. every
  2. each
  3. everyone

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Etymology 1Edit

From Old Norse hverr, from Proto-Germanic *hweraz.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

hver m (genitive singular hvers, nominative plural hverir or hverar)

  1. a hot spring syn.
DeclensionEdit

Previously also declined according to the first declension, with plural hverar:

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Etymology 2Edit

From Old Norse hverr (from Proto-Germanic *hwarjaz) and *hver (from Proto-Germanic *hwaz), which were conflated in (late) Old Norse. Most of the inflected forms of *hwaz have since become obsolete, and what remains in form is essentially the descendant of *hwarjaz, but with an extra form for the neuter nominative and accusative singular: hvað from Old Norse hvat.

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PronounEdit

hver (feminine hver, neuter hvert or hvað)

  1. (interrogative) who, what
    Hver er ég?
    Who am I?
    Hver stal kökunni úr krúsinni í gær?
    Who stole the cookie from the jar last night?
  2. (interrogative) which (referring to one or several of more than two things or persons; may be qualified by a noun phrase in genitive or a noun phrase with the preposition af (of))
  3. (interrogative, neuter singular) what, which part (referring to part of a mass or group of things or people considered collectively; may be qualified by a noun phrase with the preposition af (of))
  4. (relative) whichever (of more than two things or persons; followed by a relative clause; may be qualified by a noun phrase in genitive or a noun phrase with the preposition af (of))
  5. (relative, neuter singular) whatever (followed by a relative clause; may be qualified by a noun phrase with the preposition af (of))
  6. (relative, chiefly archaic) who, which, that (used in the forming of relative clauses)
  7. (indefinite) each, every
    • Article 1, Universal Declaration of Human Rights (Icelandic, English)
      Hver maður er borinn frjáls og jafn öðrum að virðingu og réttindum. Menn eru gæddir vitsmunum og samvizku, og ber þeim að breyta bróðurlega hverjum við annan.
      All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.
DeclensionEdit

The neuter form hvað is used with senses 1 and 3, hvert with others.

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Norwegian BokmålEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse hverr

DeterminerEdit

hver (neuter form hvert)

  1. each
  2. every

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