Vocabulary of Icelandic (íslenska)

Nouns, definite articles, plurals
Adjectives masculine, feminine, neuter

1.    mother           mamma, mamman, mömmur
2.    father           pabbi, pabbinn, pabbar
3.    sister           systir, systirin, systur


Því að svo elskaði Guð heiminn, að hann gaf son sinn eingetinn,
til þess að hver, sem á hann trúir, glatist ekki, heldur hafi eilíft líf.


For God loved the world so much that he gave his only Son,
so that everyone who believes in him should not perish but have everlasting life.

The Bible, John, 3, 16

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1.    water           vatn, vatnið
2.    fire           eldur, eldurinn, eldar
3.    sun           sól, sólin


Gef oss í dag vort daglegt brauð.

Give us today our daily bread.
The Bible, Matthew, 6, 11

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1.    cat           köttur, kötturinn, kettir
2.    dog           hundur, hundurinn, hundar
3.    horse           hestur, hesturinn, hestar


Upphaf fagnaðarboðskaparins um Jesúm Krist, Guðs son.

The beginning of the good news of Jesus Christ, the Son of God.
The Bible, Mark, 1,1

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1.    white           hvítur, hvít, hvítt
2.    black           svartur, svört, svart
3.    red           rauður, rauð, rautt


Og svo sem þér viljið, að aðrir menn gjöri við yður,
svo skuluð þér og þeim gjöra.


Do to others as you would have them do to you.
The Bible, Luke, 6,31

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Heiðra föður þinn og móður, og þú skalt elska náunga
þinn eins og sjálfan þig.


Honour your father and mother; and love your neighbour as yourself.
The Bible, Matthew, 19,19

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National languages in bold

Early Icelandic

Old Norse (750 A.D. - 1350)


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