kjaftur

FaroeseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse kjaptr or kjǫptr (jaw; gaping jaws). Cf. Old Norse kjapta (to chatter, to gabble).

See also Icelandic kjaftur and kjafta.

NounEdit

kjaftur m (genitive singular kjafts, plural kjaftar)

  1. mouth (of an animal), jaws
  2. mouth, puss, trap
  3. muzzle (of a gun etc.)

DeclensionEdit

m6/m8 Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative kjaftur kjafturin kjaftar kjaftarnir
Accusative kjaft kjaftin kjaftar kjaftarnar
Dative kjafti kjaftinum kjaftum/
kjøftum
kjaftunum/
kjøftunum
Genitive kjafts kjaftsins kjafta kjaftanna

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IcelandicEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse kjaptr. Cognate with Faroese kjaftur, Norwegian kjeft, Danish kæft, and Swedish käft.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

kjaftur m (genitive singular kjafts, nominative plural kjaftar)

  1. (of an animal) the chops, or jaws
    Synonyms: kjálki, skoltur, gin
  2. (offensive) the mouth
    Synonym: munnur
  3. (in compound words) about a person that talks too much

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