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EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse elska, from Proto-Germanic *aliskōną (to care for, cultivate, cherish), from Proto-Germanic *aliskaz (dear, precious), from Proto-Germanic *al- (to spur, drive, be enthusiastic), from Proto-Indo-European *el-, *lā- (to drive, move, go).

VerbEdit

elska (third person singular past indicative elskaði, third person plural past indicative elskaðu, supine elskað)

  1. to love

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IcelandicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse elska.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

elska f (genitive singular elsku, nominative plural elskur)

  1. love
    Ekki gráta elsku vinur.
    Don't cry dear friend.

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VerbEdit

elska (weak verb, third-person singular past indicative elskaði, supine elskað)

  1. (transitive, intransitive, with accusative) to love syn.
    Ég elska konuna mína.
    I love my wife.
    Hann elskaði mig aldrei.
    He never loved me.

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Norwegian BokmålEdit

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VerbEdit

elska

  1. inflection of elske:
    1. simple past
    2. past participle

Norwegian NynorskEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse elska

VerbEdit

elska (present tense elskar, past tense elska, past participle elska, passive infinitive elskast, present participle elskande, imperative elsk/elska)

  1. alternative form of elske

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Old NorseEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *aliskōną (to care for, cultivate, cherish), from Proto-Germanic *aliskaz (dear, precious), from Proto-Germanic *al- (to spur, drive, be enthusiastic), from Proto-Indo-European *el-, *lā- (to drive, move, go). Related to Old Norse elskr (dear, beloved), Old English ellen (courage, zeal). More at ellen.

VerbEdit

elska

  1. to love

Derived termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

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