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hætta

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Etymology 1Edit

From Old Norse hætta, from Proto-Germanic *hanhtijǭ.

NounEdit

hætta f (genitive singular hættu, nominative plural hættur)

  1. danger
  2. hazard, jeopardy
  3. peril
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Etymology 2Edit

From Old Norse hætta, from Proto-Germanic *hanhtijaną. In the sense “stop” an unstressed prefix has likely been dropped, perhaps *ab-.

VerbEdit

hætta (weak verb, third-person singular past indicative hætti, supine hætt)

  1. (transitive, governs dative) to risk (put at risk), jeopardize
  2. (transitive, intransitive, governs dative) to quit, stop, cease, cut out, discontinue
    Ég hættireykja.
    I stopped smoking.
    Hættu!
    Stop!
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