IcelandicEdit

NounEdit

bryta

  1. indefinite accusative singular of bryti
  2. indefinite dative singular of bryti
  3. indefinite genitive singular of bryti
  4. indefinite accusative plural of bryti
  5. indefinite genitive plural of bryti

Norwegian NynorskEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • bryte (e and split infinitives)

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse brjóta.

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

bryta (present tense bryt, past tense braut, supine brote, past participle broten, present participle brytande, imperative bryt)

  1. to break
  2. to stop; abort
  3. to wrestle

ReferencesEdit


Old SwedishEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

VerbEdit

brȳta

  1. to break, crush
  2. to mine
  3. to abort
  4. to change

ConjugationEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Swedish: bryta

SwedishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Swedish brȳta, from Old Norse brjóta, from Proto-Germanic *breutaną, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰrewd-.

PronunciationEdit

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VerbEdit

bryta (present bryter, preterite bröt, supine brutit, imperative bryt)

  1. to break; to end abruptly
    Sändningen brötsThe broadcast suddenly stopped
  2. (film) cut; to cease recording
    Bryt!Cut!
  3. to break; to crack or fracture under physical strain
    Han bröt benetHe broke his leg
  4. to break off; to remove a piece from something by breaking it
    Han bröt av en bit brödHe broke off a piece of bread
  5. to violate, to not adhere to a law or a rule
    Han bröt mot posthemligheten när han öppnade hennes brev
    He violated the secrecy of correspondence when he opened her letter
  6. to speak with an accent
    Han bröt på svenskaHe spoke with a Swedish accent

Usage notesEdit

Neutral in (sense 6) despite having "break" in it.

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