kaupa köttinn í sekknum

IcelandicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From kaupa (to buy) and köttinn (the cat) the definite accusative singular form of köttur (a cat) and í (in) and sekknum (the sack) the definite dative singular of sekkur (a sack), literally meaning to "buy the cat in the sack".

IdiomEdit

kaupa köttinn í sekknum (weak verb, third-person singular past indicative keypti köttinn í sekknum, supine keypt köttinn í sekknum)

  1. (transitive, idiomatic) to be sold a pig in a poke
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