Numbers in Old Norse

Numbers in Old Norse (Dǫnsk tunga), a North Germanic language spoken in Scandinavia, the British Isles, Ireland, the Faroe Islands, Iceland, Greenland and other places where Vikiings settled until the 15th century.

Key to abbreviations: m = masculine, f = feminine, n = neuter

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Cardinal Ordinal
1 einn (m) ein (f) eitt (n) fyrsti
2 tveir (m) tvær (f) tvau (n) annarr (m) ǫnnur (f) annat (n)
3 þrír (m) þrjár (f) þrjú (n) þriði
4 fjórir (m) fjórar (f) fjǫgur (n) fjórði
5 fimm fim(m)ti
6 sex sétti
7 sjau sjaundi
8 átta átti
9 níu, nío níundi
10 tíu tíundi
11 ellifu ellipti
12 tólf tólþti
13 þrettán þrettándi
14 fjórtán fjórtándi
15 fim(m)tán fim(m)tándi
16 sextán sextándi
17 sjautján sjautjándi
18 átján átjándi
19 nítján nítjándi
20 tuttugu tuttugandi
21 tuttugu ok einn
einn ok tuttugu
22 tuttugu ok tveir
tveir ok tuttugu
23 tuttugu ok þrír
þrír ok tuttugu
24 tuttugu ok fjórir
fjórir ok tuttugu
25 tuttugu ok fimm
fimm ok tuttugu
26 tuttugu ok sex
sex ok tuttugu
27 tuttugu ok sjau
sjau ok tuttugu
28 tuttugu ok átta
átta ok tuttugu
29 tuttugu ok níu
niu ok tuttugu
30 þrír tigir þritugandi
40 fjórir tigir fertugandi
50 fimm tigir fim(m)tugandi
60 sex tigir sextugandi
70 sjau tigir sjautugandi
80 átta tigir áttatugandi
90 níu tigir nítugandi
100 tíu tigir títugandi
110 ellifu tigir ellifutugandi
120 hundrað
240 tvau hundrað
1,200 þúsund

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Links & Sources

Numbers in Old Norse (and other Germanic languages)

Information about Old Norse | Numbers | Tower of Babel | Learning materials

Numbers in Germanic languages

Afrikaans, Alsatian, Bavarian, Cimbrian, Danish, Dutch, Elfdalian, English, Faroese, Frisian (East - Saterland), Frisian (North - Mooring), Frisan (North - Sylt), Frisian (West), German, Gothic, Gottscheerish, Gronings, Hunsrik, Icelandic, Limburgish, Low German, Luxembourgish, Mòcheno, Norn, Norwegian, Old English, Old Norse, Pennsylvania German / Dutch, Proto-Germanic, Scots, Shetlandic, Swabian, Swedish, Swiss German, Värmlandic, West Flemish, Wymysorys, Yiddish, Yola, Zeelandic

Numbers in other languages

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