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Faroese

[fair-oh-eez, -ees] /ˌfɛər oʊˈiz, -ˈis/
noun, plural Faroese, adjective
1.
Origin of Faroese
1850-1855
1850-55; Faeroe (Islands) + -ese

Faeroese

or Faroese

[fair-oh-eez, -ees] /ˌfɛər oʊˈiz, -ˈis/
noun, plural Faeroese.
1.
a native or inhabitant of the Faeroe Islands.
2.
the Scandinavian language spoken there.
adjective
3.
of or relating to the Faeroe Islands, its people, or their language.
Origin
1850-55
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Historical Examples
  • 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.

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

    Ancient Man in Britain Donald A. (Donald Alexander) Mackenzie
  • This, however, it is to be noted, is the regular formula by which the landing of the hero is described in the Faroese ballads.

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

  • The rest are too barren and precipitous to afford a suitable place of abode even for the hardy Faroese.

    The Land of Thor J. Ross Browne
  • So far as I am aware no version of any of the Faroese ballads has appeared in English.

  • The eider-down, of which the nests of the eider-duck are composed, is one of the most profitable articles of Faroese traffic.

    The Land of Thor J. Ross Browne
  • Sailors and fishermen all over the Northern seas consider themselves fortunate if they can get possession of a Faroese shirt.

    The Land of Thor J. Ross Browne
  • The Faroese sheep are noted for the fineness and luxuriance of their fleece, and it always commands a high price in market.

    The Land of Thor J. Ross Browne
British Dictionary definitions for Faroese

Faroese

/ˌfɛərəʊˈiːz/
adjective, noun
1.
a variant spelling of Faeroese

Faeroese

/ˌfɛərəʊˈiːz/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or characteristic of the Faeroes, their inhabitants, or their language
noun
2.
the chief language of the Faeroes, closely related to Icelandic, although they are not mutually intelligible
3.
(pl) -ese. a native or inhabitant of the Faeroes
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