Hvass
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Hvass

Icelandic

Etymology

From Old Norse hvass, from Proto-Germanic *hwassaz.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /x?as:/ (
    (file)
    )
  • IPA(key): /k?vas:/ (
    (file)
    )
    Rhymes: -as:

Adjective

hvass (comparative hvassari, superlative hvassastur)

  1. sharp (of a knife, etc.)
  2. harsh (in manner, tone, etc.)

Inflection

Related terms


Old Norse

Etymology

From Proto-Germanic *hwassaz.

Adjective

hvass

  1. sharp, keen
  2. fig, of the intellect
  3. sharp, acute

Declension

Descendants

  • Icelandic: hvass
  • Faroese: hvassur
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: kvass
  • Norwegian Bokmål: hvass
  • Swedish: vass
  • Danish: hvas

References

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

Swedish

Adjective

hvass

  1. Obsolete spelling of vass

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