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IcelandicEdit

EtymologyEdit

In compounds probably means “darkness”,[1] ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *nébʰos ‎(cloud) whence the Proto-Germanic *nebulaz, cognates with Old High German nebul ‎(fog)[1] (New High German nebel,[1] whence Nebel ‎(fog, mist, haze; nebula)) and Latin nebula ‎(fog; cloud; vapor).[1]

Confer njóla ‎(poetic: night).

NounEdit

nifl n ‎(genitive singular nifls, no plural)

  1. (poetic) fog, darkness[1]

Derived termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Ásgeir Blöndal Magnússon. Page 667 of the Íslensk orðsifjabók ‎(Book of Icelandic Etymology). Publisher: Stofnun Árna Magnússonar á Íslandi ‎(Árni Magnússon Institute for Icelandic Studies), first print November 1989 (ISBN 978-9979-654-01-8)
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