Icelandic Edit

Etymology Edit

From Old Norse þrífa, from Proto-Germanic *þrībaną. The word is in an older semantic than English thrive as in English it came to mean "to take" and thereby "to grow," but in a reflexive form.

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Verb Edit

þrífa (strong verb, third-person singular past indicative þreif, third-person plural past indicative þrifu, supine þrifið)

  1. (transitive, governs the accusative) to clean, to cleanse
  2. (transitive, governs the accusative) to snatch, to seize, to grab

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