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Etymology

From Old Norse hestr.

Noun

hestur m.

  1. stallion
  2. horse in general

Declension

m6 Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative hestur hesturin hestar hestarnir
Accusative hest hestin hestar hestarnar
Dative hesti hestinum hestum hestunum
Genitive hests hestsins hesta hestanna

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Icelandic

Etymology

From Old Norse hestr.

Pronunciation

Noun

hestur m. [[Category:Template:lang:is nouns|hestur]]

  1. horse

Declension

m-s1 Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative hestur hesturinn hestar hestarnir
Accusative hest hestinn hesta hestana
Dative hesti hestinum hestum hestunum
Genitive hests hestsins hesta hestanna

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Usage notes

The noun hestur is often used by native speakers to determine the case of a noun, as every singular indefinite form is different. This is done by substituting the word (whose case is unknown) with the appropriate form of hestur, e.g.

ég borða brauð. (I eat bread)

becomes

ég borða hest. (I eat a horse)

and because we know hest to be the accusative of hestur (and can't possibly be any other case), the word brauð must here also be in the accusative case. To find the case forms of hestur (or any other noun) a certain set of prepositions is used (except for the nominative, where the noun is made the subject of a clause with reversed word order):

hér er hestur (nominative) = here is a horse
um hest (accusative) = about a horse
frá hesti (dative) = from a horse
til hests (genitive) = to a horse

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