See also: jafn

IcelandicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse jafn-.

PrefixEdit

jafn-

  1. equally, as, just as
    Ég veit ekki af hverju fólk borgar svona mikið fyrir fínan mat — mér finnst þetta alveg jafngott.
    I don't know why people dish out so much cash for fancy food—this tastes just as good.

Usage notesEdit

  • Writing compound terms prefixed with jafn- as hyphenated is allowed (along with hálf-, all- and lang-):[1]
    Þið eruð jafn-sætir.
    The both of you look just as cute.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ XIII. Bandstrik ("hyphens")

Old NorseEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From jafn.

PrefixEdit

jafn-

  1. such a, so … a, equally as

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Icelandic: jafn-
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: jam-

ReferencesEdit

  • jafn- in A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic, G. T. Zoëga, Clarendon Press, 1910, at Internet Archive.