Visit the forum if you have a language query!

nær dauða en lífi

Definition from Dictionary, a free dictionary
Happiness is not a possession to be prized. It is a quality of thought, a state of mind.
Daphne Du Maurier
Jump to: navigation, search

Icelandic

Etymology

From nær (meaning "closer") + dauða (meaning "[to] death"), the dative singular of dauði (meaning "death") + en (meaning "than") + lífi (meaning "[to] life"), the dative singular of líf. Meaning "closer [to] death than [to] life".

Idiom

nær dauða en lífi

  1. (idiomatic[[Category:Template:lang:is idioms]]) meaning that one is closer to death than life
    Eftir hlaupið var ég nær dauða en lífi.
    I was closer to death than life after that run.

Elsewhere on the web

En-En

En-It

En-Fr

En-El

En-Sp

En-Mul

En-De

OnelookIATEIATEIATEIATEProZDict.cc
WordnikIATELinguee
GoogleIATE