Faroese

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


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.

a native or inhabitant of the Faeroe Islands.
the Scandinavian language spoken there.

adjective

of or relating to the Faeroe Islands, its people, or their language.

Origin of Faeroese

First recorded in 1850–55

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British Dictionary definitions for faroese

Faroese

adjective, noun

a variant spelling of Faeroese

Faeroese

Faroese

adjective

of, relating to, or characteristic of the Faeroes, their inhabitants, or their language

noun

the chief language of the Faeroes, closely related to Icelandic, although they are not mutually intelligible
plural -ese a native or inhabitant of the Faeroes
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