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EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse brjóta, from Proto-Germanic *breutaną.

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

brjóta (strong verb, third-person singular past indicative braut, third-person plural past indicative brutu, supine brotið)

  1. (transitive, governs the accusative) to break
  2. (transitive, governs the accusative, of laundry, paper, etc.) to fold
  3. (impersonal) to break
    Sjórinn var ófær ef öldu braut á eyjunni.
    The sea was impassable if a wave broke on the island.
    Ölduna braut á skerinu.
    The wave broke on the skerry.
    Bátinn braut í spón.
    The boat was smashed into pieces.

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Old NorseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *breutaną.

VerbEdit

brjóta (singular past indicative braut, plural past indicative brutu, past participle brotinn)

  1. (transitive) to break
  2. (transitive) to break open
  3. (transitive) to destroy, demolish
  4. (transitive) to break, violate, transgress
    en ér konungr brutuð lǫg á Agli
    you broke the law in Egil's case
  5. (transitive) to force, compel
    Synonym: þvinga

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ReferencesEdit

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