See also: lata, Lata, latâ, latā, låta, and łata

FaroeseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse láta

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

láta (third person singular past indicative læt, third person plural past indicative lótu, supine látið)

  1. to behave, to act
  2. to utter a sound

ConjugationEdit

Conjugation of láta (group v-64)
infinitive láta
supine látið
participle (a26)1 látandi látin
present past
first singular láti læt
second singular letur lætst
third singular letur læt
plural láta lótu
imperative
singular lát!
plural látið!
1Only the past participle being declined.

Derived termsEdit


IcelandicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse láta

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

láta (strong verb, third-person singular past indicative lét, third-person plural past indicative létu, supine látið)

  1. (transitive, takes the accusative) to put
    Hvert léstu fartölvuna mína?
    Where did you put my laptop?
  2. (transitive, takes the accusative) to lose, to let go
  3. (transitive, takes the accusative) to let, to make, to have
  4. (transitive, takes the accusative) to behave, to act
  5. (impersonal)
    Er til lengdar lætur.
    In the long run.
    Ég veiddi fimm fiska á tíma þegar best lét.
    I caught five fish per hour at best.
    Eins og að líkum lætur.
    As may be expected.

ConjugationEdit

This verb needs an inflection-table template.

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Old NorseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *lētaną, whence also English let.

PronunciationEdit

  • (12th century Icelandic) IPA(key): /ˈlɑːtɑ/
  • (13th century Icelandic) IPA(key): /ˈlɒːta/

VerbEdit

láta (singular past indicative lét, plural past indicative létu, past participle látinn)

  1. (transitive, with accusative) to set, put in place
  2. (with accusative) to cede, give up
  3. (with accusative) to leave, forsake
    hann ætlaði at láta dróttningina eina
    he intended to divorce the queen
  4. (with accusative or dative) to lose
  5. (with infinitive) to let, make, cause
    ek lét drepa Þóri
    I made Thor to be killed
  6. (with sem) to make as if, to pretend
  7. (with accusative) to estimate, value
  8. (with accusative) to express, say
  9. (with accusative) to give, make a sound
  10. (reflexive) to die

ConjugationEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Icelandic: láta
  • Faroese: láta
  • Norwegian:
  • Elfdalian: låta
  • Westrobothnian: låt; leta
  • Old Swedish: lāta
  • Old Danish: latæ

ReferencesEdit

  • láta in A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic, G. T. Zoëga, Clarendon Press, 1910, at Internet Archive.