IcelandicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse hvetja, from Proto-Germanic *hwatjaną.

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

hvetja (weak verb, third-person singular past indicative hvatti, supine hvatt)

  1. (transitive, governs the accusative) to sharpen, whet (a blade, etc.)
  2. (transitive, governs the accusative) to encourage
  3. (transitive, governs the accusative) to catalyze; (to bring about the catalysis of a chemical reaction)

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Old NorseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *hwatjaną. Akin to English whet.

VerbEdit

hvetja (singular past indicative hvatti, plural past indicative hvǫttu, past participle hvattr)

  1. (transitive with accusative) to whet
  2. (transitive with accusative) to encourage

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ReferencesEdit

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