See also: madur and madûr

Faroese edit

Etymology edit

From Old Norse maðr, from Proto-Germanic *mann-, probably ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *mánu- (person), *man-.

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

maður m (genitive singular mans, plural menn)

  1. man, male
  2. husband
  3. human being, people
  4. sailor
  5. member of a group
  6. (chess) chessman (except pawns)

Declension edit

m41 Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative maður maðurin menn menninir
Accusative mann mannin menn menninar
Dative manni manninum monnum monnunum
Genitive mans mansins manna mannanna

Antonyms edit

  • (antonym(s) of "man, male"): kvinna
  • (antonym(s) of "husband"): kona

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Icelandic edit

Etymology edit

From Old Norse maðr, from Proto-Germanic *mann-, probably ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *mánu- (person), *man-.

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ˈmaðʏr/, [ˈmäːð̠˕ʏr̥]
    (file)
    Rhymes: -aːðʏr

Noun edit

maður m (genitive singular manns, nominative plural menn)

  1. human being, person, humanity, mankind
    Það tilheyrir náttúru mannsins að hata þá sem hann hefur sært.
    It belongs to human nature to hate those that he has hurt.
  2. man, adult male individual
    Ég sá mann úti á götu.
    I saw a man out on the street
    Konan á að læra í kyrrþey, í allri undirgefni. Ekki leyfi ég konu að kenna eða taka sér vald yfir manninum, heldur á hún að vera kyrrlát.
    A woman should learn in quietness and full submission. I do not permit a woman to teach or to have authority over a man; she must be silent.
  3. (mainly used with a definite article) husband
    Þetta er Geir, maðurinn minn.
    This is Geir, my husband.
  4. (chess) chess piece, chessman
    Færðu manninn þinn.
    Move your piece.

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Pronoun edit

maður

  1. one, you
    Maður gerir þetta svona.
    You do it like this./One does it like this.

Usage notes edit

The pronoun maður declines as the noun, but cannot take the definite article. It is placed in a clause in the same way as the noun, but the difference is in the stress: as a pronoun, it never takes the main stress in a sentence. It also cannot be substituted with the pronoun hann due to being a pronoun itself.

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