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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)