See also: svilì

Icelandic edit

Etymology edit

From Old Norse svili, q.v.

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

svili m (genitive singular svila, nominative plural svilar)

  1. the husband of one's spouse's sibling; brother-in-law

Declension edit

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Old Norse edit

Etymology edit

Theoretically from Proto-Germanic *swelijô (sister's husband), from Proto-Indo-European *swél-(i)yo-n- or *swé-l-y, though these reconstructions are uncertain. Cognate with Ancient Greek ἀέλιοι (aélioi, brothers-in-law) (prefixed with *sm̥-).

Noun edit


  1. brother-in-law

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References edit

  • Kroonen, Guus (2013), “*sweljan-(?)”, in Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Germanic (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 11), Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, page 498
  • Beekes, Robert S. P. (2010), “ἀέλιοι”, in Etymological Dictionary of Greek (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 10), with the assistance of Lucien van Beek, Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, page 24

Serbo-Croatian edit

Noun edit

svili (Cyrillic spelling свили)

  1. dative/locative singular of svila