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því

því

See also: yvi

Icelandic

Conjunction

því

  1. because, for, since
    • Colossians 3:9
      Ljúgið ekki hver að öðrum, því þér hafið afklæðst hinum gamla manni með gjörðum hans.
      Do not lie to each other, since you have taken off your old self with its practices.

Derived terms

  • af því að, því að (because)
  • því aðeins að (only if, on the condition that)

Pronoun

því

  1. (personal) dative singular of það

Declension

Adverb

því...því

  1. the...the (when comparing)
    en því meira sem hann blés, því þéttara vafði ferðamaðurinn kápunni að sér
    but the more he blew, the tighter the traveller wrapped his coat around himself

Derived terms


Old Norse

Etymology

Possibly from the instrumental interrogative Proto-Germanic *hwī (how, with what), with the initial h- replaced by the þ- from the forms of *sa (that). Compare Old English þȳ (by that; therefore; because; since, instrumental case of þæt). More at the.

Pronoun

því

  1. dative singular of þat

Declension



Descendants

Adverb

því (not comparable)

  1. therefore, for that reason

Descendants