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rándýr

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Icelandic

Etymology 1

From rán ("robbery") + dýr ("animal"), i.e. an animal that hunts (”robs”) for food.


Declension of rándýr
(singular) (plural)
(indefinite) (definite) (indefinite) (definite)
nominative rándýr rándýrið rándýr rándýrin
accusative rándýr rándýrið rándýr rándýrin
dative rándýri rándýrinu rándýrum rándýrunum
genitive rándýrs rándýrsins rándýra rándýranna
Other words with the same declension

Noun

rándýr n.

  1. carnivore


Etymology 2

From rán ("robbery") + dýr ("expensive"), i.e. so expensive that paying the price in question is like being robbed.

Adjective

rándýr m. and f., rándýrt n.

  1. very expensive
Inflection

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