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PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

driva

  1. third-person singular past historic of driver

Norwegian NynorskEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse drífa, from Proto-Germanic *drībaną, from Proto-Indo-European *dʰreybʰ- (to drive, push). Compare with Swedish driva, Icelandic drífa, English drive, Dutch drijven, German treiben.

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

driva (present tense driv, past tense dreiv, past participle drive, present participle drivande, imperative driv)

  1. to drive, move (e.g. a herd of cattle)
    Han driv saueflokken framfor seg.
    He drives the herd of sheep in front of him.
  2. to propel
    Ein bensinmotor driv bilen.
    A petrol engine propels the car.
  3. to run (e.g. a business)
    Dei dreiv firmaet saman.
    They ran the company together.
  4. to wander aimlessly
    Ungdommane driv rundt i byen.
    The young people wander around town.
  5. to do, occupy oneself with something.
    Eg driv mykje med strikking.
    I do a lot of knitting.
  6. to be adrift, (float at random)
    Etter at motoren svikta, dreiv skipet på havet.
    After the engine failed, the ship was adrift on the ocean.

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Old FrisianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *drībaną, from Proto-Indo-European *dʰreybʰ- (to drive, push).

VerbEdit

drīva

  1. to drive away

InflectionEdit

DescendantsEdit


Old SwedishEdit

SwedishEdit

PronunciationEdit

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Etymology 1Edit

NounEdit

driva c

  1. a drift of snow
DeclensionEdit
Declension of driva 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative driva drivan drivor drivorna
Genitive drivas drivans drivors drivornas
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Etymology 2Edit

From Old Swedish drīva, from Old Norse drífa, from Proto-Germanic *drībaną, from Proto-Indo-European *dʰreybʰ- (to drive, push). Compare Danish and Norwegian drive, Icelandic drífa, English drive, Dutch drijven, German treiben.

VerbEdit

driva

  1. to drift; wander about (driva run/driva omkring)
  2. to operate, run (a company, campaign etc.)
  3. to make fun of, tease; joke with (driva med)
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