Norwegian NynorskEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse gera and gerva.

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

gjera (present tense gjer, past tense gjorde, past participle gjort, passive infinitive gjerast, present participle gjerande, imperative gjer)

  1. do
    Eg skal gjera det.
    I shall do it.
  2. make
    • 1855, Ivar Aasen, Ervingen:
      Eg var tenkt aa gjera mange Umsnuingar paa Garden.
      I was going to make many changes on the farm.

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WestrobothnianEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse gera, gerva, gǫrva, from Proto-Germanic *garwijaną.

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

gjera (present gjer or gjör, preterite gjol, supine gjodht, imperative gjer or gjör, plural gjörän or gjörjän or gjyrän)

  1. (transitive) To do.
    Rå du gjera hä?'Are you able to do it?
    Tråmä ji hä gjerI will certainly not do that.
    Hä var göli gjodhtIt was badly done.
    Ji gjol ill mäg vä knivomI hurt myself (cut myself) on the knife.
    hä var just lögom åt däg, du hadd int gjera der
    That was just what you deserved; you had no business there.
  2. (transitive) To make.
    Gjer ’óm en sylmån länger!Make it a little longer!
  3. (imperative, negated, with infinitive) To need.
    du gör int bära sä langtyou needn’t carry so far
    do djer ånt koma höytyou need not come here
    djera di äint farathey need not go
    di djåoḷ äint ânne heva vâtne uti gröytn
    they only needed to pour water into the pot (lit. needed not other [than])

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ReferencesEdit

  • Stenberg, Pehr, Widmark, Gusten, 1804, Ordbok över Umemålet →ISBN, page 160 espec. in sense 3
  • Rietz, Johan Ernst, Svenskt dialektlexikon: ordbok öfver svenska allmogespråket [Swedish dialectal lexicon: a dictionary for the Swedish lects] (in Swedish), 1962 edition, Lund: C. W. K. Gleerups Förlag, published 1862–1867
  • Lidström, Gun, Berglund, Erik, 1991, Pitemålet : ållt mīla àagg å ö̀öx, Piteå : ABF Piteåbygden. 4th ed. p. 106