Eoghan wrote: Mulder-21 wrote:
Eoghan wrote:A Swedish, very obscene word describing the vagina is "fitta". Apparently the word comes from an Old Norse word meaning "soft, moist place"...
In Faroese, 'fitta' is an adjective meaning 'cute'...
Off-topic: @wolfox477: Love your avatar.
The Faroese adjective for left-handed 'lámur' apparently comes from Irish láimh (or something similar to that), which means 'hand'.
Also, the original Faroese word for a 'negro' is/was 'blámaður' (blueman).
OK, maybe these aren't that strange (well maybe since they are 2 Celtic words), but I'll find some others.
That is so cool! I knew Irish monks went to the Faroes and Iceland so it's cool to see that the Gaelic language has affected the Faroese language
bla(ða)k from bleathagh (or something): a certain dairy product
ærgi: (the æ comes from an ai- as far as I know): A summer residence up in the hills (Note: the Faroese town of Argir is actually misspelt. The correct version should be Ærgir, since this is its etymology.)
Gløgt er gestsins eyga. (Føroyskt orðafelli)
Wise is the stranger's eye. (Faroese saying)
L'occhio dell'ospite è acuto. (Proverbio faroico)
Hosťovo oko je múdre. (Faerské uslovie)
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