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Old NorseEdit

EtymologyEdit

Unknown; compare dialectal German Kalb (muscle).

PronunciationEdit

  • (12th century Icelandic) IPA(key): /ˈkɑlvi/

NounEdit

kalfi m (genitive kalfa, plural kalfar)

  1. calf (part of the leg)

DeclensionEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Middle English: calf, calfe
  • Faroese: kálvi
  • Icelandic: kálfi
  • Norwegian:
  • Old Swedish: kalver

ReferencesEdit

  • kálfi in An Icelandic-English Dictionary, R. Cleasby and G. Vigfússon, Clarendon Press, 1874, at Internet Archive.