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dýr

dýr

See also: dyr and dyr-

Faroese

Noun

dýr n (genitive singular dýrs, plural dýr)

  1. animal

Declension

n3 Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative dýr dýrið dýr dýrini
Accusative dýr dýrið dýr dýrini
Dative dýri dýrinum dýrum dýrunum
Genitive dýrs dýrsins dýra dýranna

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Adjective

dýr

  1. expensive, female nominative singular form of dýrur
  2. expensive, neuter nominative and accusative plural form of dýrur

Icelandic

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /tiːr/
    Rhymes: -iːr

Etymology 1

From Old Norse dýrr from Proto-Germanic *diurijaz, whence also Old English dēore (English dear), Old High German tiuri. Cognates with Danish dyr, Faroese dýrur, Norwegian dyr and Swedish dyr.

Adjective

dýr (comparative dýrari, superlative dýrastur) or dýr (comparative dýrri, superlative dýrstur)

  1. expensive, costly
  2. valuable, precious
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Synonyms
  • (expensive): def. kostnaðarsamur

Etymology 2

From Old Norse dýr.

Noun

dýr n (genitive singular dýrs, nominative plural dýr)

  1. an animal, a beast
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