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víkingur m
viking
kongur m
king
Ólavur hin Heilagi
Olaf the Holy
at doypa
to baptise
at búseta
to settle (in a place to live)
at herja
to wage war, to plunder
at herja á
to attack, assault
víkingaøld f
viking age
søguøld f
time of the sagas
fornøld f
antiquity
harðliga
harshly, violently
harðligur
harsh, violent
at smíða
to forge, make from wood
at leypa
to leap
at leypa á
to attack, abuse
at ræna
to rob, to plunder
kleystur n
monastery
trælur m
thrall
framferð f
conduct
ferð f
journey, time (instance)
søga f
saga, history, story
stríð n
strife, war
øks f
axe
svørð n
sword
spjót n
spear, lance
fagurlittur
beautifully coloured
skjøldur m
shield
træskjøldur m
wooden shield
spong f
(metal) plate, buckle
hjálmur m
helmet
herklæðir n
armour
húð f
skin, hide
at bera
to bear
bardagi m
conflict, brawl
brynja f
coat of mail or plate
ringabrynja f
coat of ring mail
kríggj n
war
spangabrynja f
coat of plate mail
at herklæða
to arm, prepare for war
at herklæðast
to put on armour
herklæddur
armoured
hermaður m
soldier, warrior
miðøld f
the middle ages
at knæseta
to accept a child as your own, for example as a foster child (historically), to accept or adopt a principle or belief
dreki m
dragon
álvur m
elf
dvørgur m
dwarf
huldufólk n
huldufólk, the hidden people of Faroese legends who live in the mountains and dress in grey
huldumaður m
a man of the legendary huldufólk
huldukona f
a woman of the legendary huldufólk
hulduseyður m
a sheep belonging to the legendary huldufólk (usually grey)
huldukendur
secretive, like the legendary huldufólk
huldubúð f
place where the legendary huldufólk live
huldubátur m
a boat of the legendary huldufólk
drotning f
queen
kongsdóttir f
princess (king's daughter)
prinsessa f
princess (imported word)
kongssonur m
prince (king's son)
prinsur m
prince (imported word)
trøll n
troll, ogre, giant
kópakona f
seal woman
bardagi m
war, fight, battle
frísi m
Frisian (some Frisians lived on Suðuroy before the Black Death.)
sigur m
victory
sigursveitsla f
victory celebration
ósigur m
defeat
at hevna
to avenge
hevnd f
revenge, vengeance
hevndardráp n
revenge murder
hevndarleysur
unavenged
oddamaður m
foremost man, leader, advocate
kvíði m
agony, pain, horror, fear, dread
hernaður m
war, havoc
at drepa
to kill, murder
reiði f
rage, fury, anger
at verja
to defend