FaroeseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse kvikr, Proto-Germanic *kwikwaz, whence also English quick. Ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *gʷih₃wós (alive). Landt 1800[1] mentions it as typical Faroese in contrast to Danish hurtig.

AdjectiveEdit

kvikur (comparative kvikari, superlative kvikastur)

  1. swift, rapid, quick
    • hann er kvikur
      he has a quick mind

DeclensionEdit

kvikur a1
Singular (eintal) m (kallkyn) f (kvennkyn) n (hvørkikyn)
Nominative (hvørfall) kvikur kvik kvikt
Accusative (hvønnfall) kvikan kvika
Dative (hvørjumfall) kvikum kvikari kvikum
Genitive (hvørsfall) (kviks) (kvikar) (kviks)
Plural (fleirtal) m (kallkyn) f (kvennkyn) n (hvørkikyn)
Nominative (hvørfall) kvikir kvikar kvik
Accusative (hvønnfall) kvikar
Dative (hvørjumfall) kvikum
Genitive (hvørsfall) (kvika)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Jørgen Landt: Forsøg til en Beskrivelse over Færøerne. Copenhagen 1800, reprinted 1965. (p. 249)

IcelandicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse kvikr, from Proto-Germanic *kwikwaz whence also English quick. Ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *gʷih₃wós (alive).

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

kvikur (comparative kvikari, superlative kvikastur)

  1. alive, lively
  2. quick, fast

DeclensionEdit

Derived termsEdit