If you forget the Icelandic word for some appliance you can probably just take a descriptive word and attach -vél (machine) to the end.
Percolator? Kaffivél.
Stove? Eldavél (fire machine.)
Airplane? Flugvél.
Camera? Myndavél (picture machine.)
(Those are all dictionary words.)


But computer is special, because it's a number-prophetess (tölva,) and not a machine.

...and a laptop is a fartölva, a be-on-your-way-number-prophetess.

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@alva this is the best term for computer i have heard yet, and i must thank you for introducing it to me

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