básúna

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PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle Low German basūne, from Old French basson, bosine, from Latin būcina.

NounEdit

básúna f (genitive singular básúnu, nominative plural básúnur)

  1. a trombone
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Etymology 2Edit

From básúna (trombone).

VerbEdit

básúna (weak verb, third-person singular past indicative básúnaði, supine básúnað)

  1. (transitive, governs the accusative) to trumpet something, to proclaim something loudly, to shout something shout from the rooftops
    Má ég ekki segja að þú hafir fengið verðlaun? — Jú, en það er óþarfi að básúna það út um allt.
    Can't I tell people about your award? — Yes but there's no need to shout it from the rooftops.
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