IcelandicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse beygja, from Proto-Germanic *baugijaną.

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

beygja (weak verb, third-person singular past indicative beygði, supine beygt)

  1. (transitive, governs the accusative) to bend
  2. (intransitive) to turn
    beygja til hægri.
    To turn to the right.
  3. (grammar, transitive) to inflect

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NounEdit

beygja f (genitive singular beygju, nominative plural beygjur)

  1. bend, curve
  2. turn
    Snörp beygja.
    A sharp turn.

DeclensionEdit


Old NorseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *baugijaną.

VerbEdit

beygja (past participle beygðr)

  1. to bend, bow

ConjugationEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Icelandic: beygja
  • Faroese: boyggja
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: bøya, bøye
  • Norwegian Bokmål: bøye
  • Old Swedish: bø̄ghia
  • Danish: bøje

ReferencesEdit

  • beygja in Geir T. Zoëga (1910) A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic, Oxford: Clarendon Press