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Old NorseEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Originally a comparative form of the adverb norðr. From Proto-Germanic *nurþrōzô (comparative of *nurþraz (north)); the umlaut could be from an alternative form, and or analogous from syðri. Ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *h₁en (in).

AdjectiveEdit

nyrðri (comparative nyrðri, superlative nyrztr)

  1. (comparative) more northerly
  2. (superlative) most northerly
    • liggja þessi lǫnd nyrzt
      these lands lie northernmost

InflectionEdit

This word is one of a little handful of adjectives with defective inflection, existing only in the comparative and superlative forms.

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Related termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Norwegian Nynorsk: nørdre (comparative), nørdst (superlative)
  • Norwegian Bokmål: nørdst

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