IcelandicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse gleypa, from Proto-Germanic *glaupijaną.

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

gleypa (weak verb, third-person singular past indicative gleypti, supine gleypt)

  1. (transitive, with accusative) to gulp, to swallow
    Synonym: renna niður
  2. (transitive, with accusative) to absorb

ConjugationEdit

Derived termsEdit

Related termsEdit

  • gleypur (absorbent, porous)
  • gljúpur (porous, permeable; sodden)

ReferencesEdit

  • Kroonen, Guus (2013), “gleupan”, in Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Germanic (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 11), Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, page 181