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You are viewing the etymology of um meaning: (Preposition Conjunction) (with accusative) about. (with accusative) around. (with accusative) during. (with accusative) over. (with accusative) through Whether, if.(with accusative) about. (with accusative) around. (with accusative) during. (with accusative) over. (with accusative) through Whether, if.. You may also see other Faroese etymologies of um.
Faroese word um comes from Proto-Indo-European *h₂ént-, Proto-Indo-European *ǵʰeh₁-.

Um etymology ?

Um detailed word origin explanation

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*h₂ént- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*ǵʰeh₁- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*h₂ent- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) front, front side
*h₂n̥tbʰi Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*h₂n̥t-bʰi Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*h₂m̥bʰi Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) Around, on either side of, about. Facing, against. In exchange for.
*furþa Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
um Old Norse (non) (with accusative) about, concerning. (with accusative) because of, for. (with accusative) during, at a point in time. (with accusative) over, across, along. (with accusative) round, past, beyond.
um Faroese (fao) (with accusative) about. (with accusative) around. (with accusative) during. (with accusative) over. (with accusative) through Whether, if.

Words with the same origin as um

Descendants of *h₂ént-
andsvar enn um- áðrenn
Descendants of *ǵʰeh₁-
gáa umboðsmaður umskera