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EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse hemja, from Proto-Germanic *hamjaną (to press; hinder; restrict).

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

hemja (weak verb, third-person singular past indicative hamdi, supine hamið)

  1. (transitive, with accusative) to control, to hold back, to restrain

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NounEdit

hemja f (genitive singular hemju, no plural)

  1. restraint, moderation

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