spegill

IcelandicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse spegill, from Latin speculum, via Middle Low German spegel. Ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *speḱ- (to see).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

spegill m (genitive singular spegils, nominative plural speglar)

  1. mirror, looking glass

DeclensionEdit


Old NorseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin speculum, via Middle Low German spegel. Ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *speḱ- (to see).

NounEdit

spegill m (genitive spegils, plural speglar)

  1. mirror, looking glass Synonym: skuggsjá

DeclensionEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Icelandic: spegill
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: spegel
  • Norwegian Bokmål: speil n
  • Swedish: spegel c
    • Finnish: peili
      • Ingrian: speili (from an early form)

ReferencesEdit

  • spegill”, in Geir T. Zoëga (1910) A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic, Oxford: Clarendon Press