kaupa köttinn í sekknum

IcelandicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From kaupa(to buy) and köttinn(the cat) the definite accusative singular form of köttur(a cat) and í(in) and sekknum(the sack) the definite dative singular of sekkur(a sack), literally meaning to "buy the cat in the sack".

IdiomEdit

kaupa köttinn í sekknum ‎(weak verb, third-person singular past indicative keypti köttinn í sekknum, supine keypt köttinn í sekknum)

  1. (transitive, idiomatic) to be sold a pig in a poke