This inherited term has undergone a semantic shift. The modern Faroese word for 'bull' is descended from Old Irish via borrowing: tarvur m. 'bull' < ON. tarfr m. 'bull' <- OIr. tarb m. 'bull' < PCelt. *tarwo- < PIE. *tawro-
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De Vries, Jan (1977). Altnordisches etymologisches Wörterbuch. 3rd ed. Leiden: Brill
Young, George Vaughan Chichester & Clewer, Cynthia R. (1985). Føroysk-Ensk ordabók: Faroese-English dictionary: with Faroese folk-lore and proverbs: and a section by WB Lockwood on Faroese pronunciation. Peel, Isle of Man: Mansk-Svenska Publ. Co.
Robert Farren, PIE culture words collection, 2017
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