IcelandicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse deyja, from Proto-Germanic *dawjaną.

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

deyja (strong verb, third-person singular past indicative , third-person plural past indicative dóu, supine dáið)

  1. (intransitive) to die
    Hún úr krabbameini.She died of cancer.
    Hundruð manna dóu úr hor.Hundreds died of hunger.
    Við munum öll deyja!We are all going to die!
    deyja úr kulda.To die from exposure.
    Synonyms: andast, sálast, fá bana, látast, (archaic) deyja burt, sofna svefninum langa, sofna hinsta svefni
  2. (intransitive) to pass out from drinking
  3. (intransitive, of fire) to go out
    Synonym: slokkna
  4. (intransitive, nautical, of the ocean) to calm down, to subside
    Synonyms: stillast, lygna
  5. (intransitive, of grass) to wither
    Synonyms: falla, sölna

ConjugationEdit

Derived termsEdit

Related termsEdit

See alsoEdit


Old NorseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *dawjaną, whence also English die, Old High German touwen.

VerbEdit

deyja (singular past indicative , plural past indicative , past participle dáinn)

  1. to die
    • 800s, Hávamál, verse 76
      Deyr fé, / deyja frændr,
      deyr sjalfr it sama,
      en orðstírr / deyr aldregi,
      hveim er sér góðan getr.
      Cattle die, / kinsmen die;
      the self dies the same.
      But a word-glory / never dies
      for him, who a good one gets.

ConjugationEdit

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

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