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bartskeri, Irm, hreppstjóri, lögmanni, sem er erfitt vegna aldurs, fremra, árið

English translation: barber, ?, sheriff/judge, lawyer (?) etc.

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22:09 Jul 3, 2003
Icelandic to English translations [Non-PRO]
Icelandic term or phrase: bartskeri, Irm, hreppstjóri, lögmanni, sem er erfitt vegna aldurs, fremra, árið
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English translation:barber, ?, sheriff/judge, lawyer (?) etc.
Explanation:
"Bartskeri" is a barber (depending on how old the text is, he could also have been a sort of unlicenced doctor-barber who not only cut hair and trimmed beards, but who also attended to people's small wounds and illnesses); Irm I can not find in any dictionary; "hreppstjóri" is the head of a small administrative unit called "hreppur" (roughly the same as a county), he is the captain of the police in the area and formerly he would also have been a judge; "lögmanni" is the dative of "lögmaður" which means lawyer; "sem er erfitt vegna aldurs" means "which is hard because of [his/her/it's] age; "fremra" is a (neutral gender) word that indicates something that is in front of or better than something else or nearer to the speaker - it is often found in farm names; the Icelandic characters in the last word are too messed up for me to read.
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barber, ?, sheriff/judge, lawyer (?) etc.


Explanation:
"Bartskeri" is a barber (depending on how old the text is, he could also have been a sort of unlicenced doctor-barber who not only cut hair and trimmed beards, but who also attended to people's small wounds and illnesses); Irm I can not find in any dictionary; "hreppstjóri" is the head of a small administrative unit called "hreppur" (roughly the same as a county), he is the captain of the police in the area and formerly he would also have been a judge; "lögmanni" is the dative of "lögmaður" which means lawyer; "sem er erfitt vegna aldurs" means "which is hard because of [his/her/it's] age; "fremra" is a (neutral gender) word that indicates something that is in front of or better than something else or nearer to the speaker - it is often found in farm names; the Icelandic characters in the last word are too messed up for me to read.

JoGunn
Local time: 08:26
Native speaker of: Native in IcelandicIcelandic
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