FaroeseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse vinr, from Proto-Germanic *winiz, from Proto-Indo-European *wenh₁- (to seek, desire, love, win).

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vinur m (genitive singular vinar, plural vinir)

  1. friend

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m12 Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative vinur vinurin vinir vinirnir
Accusative vin vinin vinir vinirnar
Dative vini vininum vinum vinunum
Genitive vinar vinarins vina vinanna

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IcelandicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse vinr, Proto-Germanic *winiz, from Proto-Indo-European *wenh₁- (to seek, desire, love, win).

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NounEdit

vinur m (genitive singular vinar, nominative plural vinir)

  1. a friend
    Þú ert vinur minn.
    You are my friend.
    Þú ert góður vinur.
    You are a good friend.
  2. (colloquial, slang, somewhat old-fashioned, often used with a definite article) mate, lad, an affectionate moniker for a close friend or pal, especially used as a form of address
    Jæja vinurinn, ætli maður fari ekki að koma sér af stað.
    Well mate, I guess we should get going.

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