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Faroese

[fair-oh-eez, -ees]
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noun, plural Far·o·ese, adjective
  1. Faeroese.

Origin of Faroese

First recorded in 1850–55; Faroe (Islands) + -ese

Faeroese

or Far·o·ese

[fair-oh-eez, -ees]
noun, plural Faer·o·ese.
  1. a native or inhabitant of the Faeroe Islands.
  2. the Scandinavian language spoken there.
adjective
  1. of or relating to the Faeroe Islands, its people, or their language.

Origin of Faeroese

First recorded in 1850–55
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Examples from the Web for faroese

Historical Examples

  • So far as I am aware no version of any of the Faroese ballads has appeared in English.

    Stories and Ballads of the Far Past

    Nora Kershaw

  • It is "flither" of the English, "flia" of the Faroese, and "lapa" of the Portuguese.

    Ancient Man in Britain

    Donald A. (Donald Alexander) Mackenzie

  • Indeed it would be difficult to overestimate the debt which all succeeding students of Faroese ballads owe to him.

  • Moreover it is no easier to generalise about the sources of the Faroese ballad material than about the Danish.

  • Whatever the nature of their connection with the ballads of the surrounding lands, the Faroese ballads are no isolated growth.


British Dictionary definitions for faroese

Faroese

adjective, noun
  1. a variant spelling of Faeroese

Faeroese

Faroese

adjective
  1. of, relating to, or characteristic of the Faeroes, their inhabitants, or their language
noun
  1. the chief language of the Faeroes, closely related to Icelandic, although they are not mutually intelligible
  2. plural -ese a native or inhabitant of the Faeroes
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