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DanishEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /sɛːr/, [sæɐ̯ˀ]

AdjectiveEdit

sær

  1. odd, queer, peculiar, weird
  2. eccentric, dotty

InflectionEdit

Inflection of sær
Positive Comparative Superlative
Common singular sær særere særest2
Neuter singular sært særere særest2
Plural sære særere særest2
Definite attributive1 sære særere særeste
1) When an adjective is applied predicatively to something definite, the corresponding "indefinite" form is used.
2) The "indefinite" superlatives may not be used attributively.

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See alsoEdit


FaroeseEdit

EtymologyEdit

Compare Icelandic sér. From Proto-Germanic *se-.

PronunciationEdit

PronounEdit

sær

  1. reflexive pronoun, 3rd person dative, himself, herself, itself, themselves
    Hon vaskaði sær.
    She washed herself.

DeclensionEdit

Reflexive pronouns - Afturbent fornavn
Singular (eintal), Plural (fleirtal) 3. m, f, n
Nominative (hvørfall)
Accusative (hvønnfall) seg
Dative (hvørjumfall) sær
Genitive (hvørsfall) sín

ReferencesEdit

  • Höskuldur Thráinsson, Hjalmar P. Petersen, Jógvan í Lon Jacobsen, Zakaris Svabo Hansen: Faroese : An Overview and Reference Grammar. Tórshavn: Føroya Fróðskaparfelag, 2004 (p. 119 f., 325 ff.)

VerbEdit

sær

  1. third-person singular present of síggja

ConjugationEdit


IcelandicEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse sær, from Proto-Germanic *saiwiz.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

sær m (genitive singular sævar, no plural)

  1. (chiefly poetic or literary) sea, ocean

DeclensionEdit

Derived termsEdit


Middle EnglishEdit

AdjectiveEdit

sær

  1. Alternative form of sore

NounEdit

sær

  1. Alternative form of sore

AdverbEdit

sær

  1. Alternative form of sore

Old NorseEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *saiwiz (sea, ocean). Cognate with Old English , Old Frisian , Old Saxon sēo, Old High German sēo, Gothic 𐍃𐌰𐌹𐍅𐍃 (saiws).

PronunciationEdit

  • (12th century Icelandic) IPA(key): /ˈsɛːr/

NounEdit

sær m (genitive sævar)

  1. the sea, ocean
    • Vǫluspá, verse 3, lines 3-4, in 1860, T. Möbius, Edda Sæmundar hins fróða: mit einem Anhang zum Theil bisher ungedruckter Gedichte. Leipzig, page 1:
      [] vara sandr né sær / né svalar unnir, []
      [] there was no sand nor sea / nor gelid waves, []

DeclensionEdit

Irregular mix of wa- and i-stem endings.

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Norwegian Bokmål: sjø m
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: sjø m
  • Swedish: sjö c

ReferencesEdit

  • sær in An Icelandic-English Dictionary, R. Cleasby and G. Vigfússon, Clarendon Press, 1874, at Internet Archive.
  • sær in A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic, G. T. Zoëga, Clarendon Press, 1910, at Internet Archive.