The Alternative Icelandic Dictionary: gemsi

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gemsi pronunciation
  • [ˈcɛmsɪ] {{rhymes}}
etymology A metathetic vocalization of GSM. Originally the word for a lamb who has been separated from its mother, the word fell into disuse until the emergence of the GSM telephone. (Source : Muu Nýmjólk Facts.)
noun: {{is-noun}}
  1. (slang) cell, mobile phone
Synonyms: (mobile phone) farsími {{g}}, GSM-sími {{g}}

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