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EtymologyEdit

From jól (Christmas) +‎ köttur (cat).

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  • IPA(key): /ˈjouːlaˌkʰœhtʏr/

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jólaköttur m (genitive singular jólakattar, nominative plural jólakettir)

  1. (mythology) the Yule cat; a monster known for eating children who do not receive clothes for Christmas.
    • 2004 December 12, Elínrós Líndal, “Jólaföt á smáfólkið”, in Morgunblaðið[1], ISSN 1021-7266, OCLC 470615620:
      Í slíkum undirbúningi skiptir máli að fjölskyldan fjárfesti í huggulegum hátíðarklæðum, til að komast hjá því að lenda í bíræfnum klóm jólakattarins.
      In such preparations it is hugely important that the family invests in cozy festive clothing, in order to avoid landing in the audacious claws of the Yule cat.

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