Faroese edit

Etymology edit

From Old Norse fylgja, from Proto-Germanic *fulgijaną.

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

fylgja f (genitive singular fylgju, plural fylgjur)

  1. consequence
  2. companionship
  3. kind of guardian angel, guardian spirit, tutelary entity, which was held to follow each person or family and the relationship being affixed or bound at the process or ceremony of naming.

Declension edit

Declension of fylgja
f1 singular plural
indefinite definite indefinite definite
nominative fylgja fylgjan fylgjur fylgjurnar
accusative fylgju fylgjuna fylgjur fylgjurnar
dative fylgju fylgjuni fylgjum fylgjunum
genitive fylgju fylgjunnar fylgja fylgjanna

Verb edit

fylgja (third person singular past indicative fylgdi, third person plural past indicative fylgt, supine fylgt)

  1. to accompany, to follow

Conjugation edit

Conjugation of fylgja (group v-10)
infinitive fylgja
supine fylgt
participle (a7)1 fylgjandi fylgdur
present past
first singular fylgi fylgdi
second singular fylgir fylgdi
third singular fylgir fylgdi
plural fylgja fylgdu
imperative
singular fylg!
plural fylgið!
1Only the past participle being declined.

Icelandic edit

Etymology edit

From Old Norse fylgja, from Proto-Germanic *fulgijaną.

Pronunciation edit

Verb edit

fylgja (weak verb, third-person singular past indicative fylgdi, supine fylgt)

  1. to accompany, follow
  2. to legally belong with
  3. to come bundled with or be part of the benefits or rights that follow something
  4. to follow, abide by (a rule, law, tradition, etc.)
  5. to follow, agree with, support

Conjugation edit

Noun edit

fylgja f (genitive singular fylgju, nominative plural fylgjur)

  1. (obsolete) company (the act of accompanying, i.e. following, going as someone's companion)
  2. placenta
  3. (folklore) a spirit which follows someone; guardian spirit
  4. (computing, slang) attachment (file sent with an e-mail message)

Declension edit

Synonyms edit

Norwegian Nynorsk edit

Alternative forms edit

Etymology edit

From Old Norse fylgja. Akin to English follow.

Pronunciation edit

Verb edit

fylgja (present tense fylgjer, past tense fylgde, past participle fylgt/fylgd, passive infinitive fylgjast, present participle fylgjande, imperative fylg)

  1. to follow

References edit

Old Norse edit

 
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Etymology 1 edit

Common Germanic *fulgjō (guardian spirit-), *fulgijaną (to follow).

Noun edit

fylgja f

  1. companionship
  2. (Norse mythology) kind of guardian angel, guardian spirit, tutelary entity, which was held to follow each person or family and the relationship being affixed or bound at the process or ceremony of naming.
Declension edit

Etymology 2 edit

From Proto-Germanic *fulgijaną (to follow).

Alternative forms edit

Verb edit

fylgja

  1. to accompany, to follow
Conjugation edit
Descendants edit

References edit

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