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þenja

IcelandicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse þenja, from Proto-Germanic *þanjaną, from Proto-Indo-European *tenw- (pull).

Germanic cognates: Old Saxon þennian, Old High German dennen (German dehnen), Frankish thinsan, Old Norse þenja (Norwegian tenja).

Indo-European cognates: Ancient Greek τείνω (teínō), Latin tendere (French tendre), Proto-Celtic *tntā- (Welsh tant (string of a musical instrument), Breton ardant), Proto-Slavic *teneto (net, snare) (Russian тенёто (tenjóto)), Proto-Baltic *tin- (Lithuanian tìnti).

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

þenja (weak verb, third-person singular past indicative þandi, supine þanið)

  1. to stretch, to spread out, to draw (a bow)

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