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í fari þess

English translation: passage, character

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Icelandic term or phrase:far
English translation:passage, character
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13:44 Jan 31, 2004
Icelandic to English translations [Non-PRO]
Icelandic term or phrase: í fari þess
Please could you translate the sentence:
Hvað er það, sem ekki er hrósvert í fari þess, sem heilt sveitarfélag lítur upp til og dýrkar?

110:32 Hún rifjaði upp hvert orð, sem hann hafði sagt: Kaldlynd
110:33 og tilfinningalaus stúlka mundi sóma sér illa við
110:34 hlið móður hans. Var það kannske það, að honum þætti
110:35 hún stórlynd? Hana hafði langað svo ósegjanlega mikið
110:36 til að spyrja hann að þessu á leiðinni sunnan frá Hjalla,
111:01 en ekki búizt við að heyra sannleikann. Hún hafði svo
111:02 oft tekið eftir því, að hann tók ekkert nærri sér að sneiða
111:03 hjá honum, ef honum lá á, og henni fanst það langt frá
111:04 að vera leiðinlegt. Elli á Hóli og fleiri ungir piltar þar í
111:05 dalnum sögðu það oft, að það væri aðdáunarvert, hvað
111:06 hann gæti logið skemmtilega. Hvað er það, sem ekki er
111:07 hrósvert í fari þess, sem heilt sveitarfélag lítur upp til
111:08 og dýrkar? Hann hefði sjálfsagt talið henni trú um, að
111:09 sér hefði þótt jafn vænt um þær báðar og þætti það alltaf.
SeiTT
United Kingdom
Local time: 09:22
in the character of him whom
Explanation:
Is there nothing that is not commendable in the character of him whom a whole community looks up to and worships?

A rhetorical question. She really means that although lying is a bad thing, he is admired for doing it beautifully because he is so well liked in the community.

hrósvert=commendable
í fari hans/hennar/þess/þeirrar/þeirra =in the character of, in the behaviour of
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JoGunn
Local time: 09:22
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many thanks, really great again!
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in the character of him whom


Explanation:
Is there nothing that is not commendable in the character of him whom a whole community looks up to and worships?

A rhetorical question. She really means that although lying is a bad thing, he is admired for doing it beautifully because he is so well liked in the community.

hrósvert=commendable
í fari hans/hennar/þess/þeirrar/þeirra =in the character of, in the behaviour of

JoGunn
Local time: 09:22
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