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Word of the Day and Lullabies Sung to the Waterfalls

rúmföt (n) “bed linens” A lovely combination defines this one: rúm meaning “bed,” and föt, meaning “clothes.” Aha! You bed linens are literally bed clothes, clothes for your bed! Speaking of beds and implying sleep, the verb for sleep is a … Continue reading

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Bí Bí og Blaka, Bye Bye and Hushabye

One aspect of Icelandic music that I find incredible is its take on lullabies. While stumbling around looking up Icelandic poetry online, I came across a lovely lullaby that trumped “rock-a-bye baby.” It is called “Bí Bí og Blaka” and … Continue reading

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