FaroeseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse leika, from Proto-Germanic *laikaną, from Proto-Indo-European *leyg-.

VerbEdit

leika

  1. to play (game, instrument, etc.)

ConjugationEdit

Conjugation of leika (group v-29-30)
infinitive leika
supine leikað
participle (a5
(a39)/a6)1
leikandi leiktur/
leikaður
present past
first singular leiki leikti/
leikaði
second singular leikar leikti/
leikaði
third singular leikar leikti/
leikaði
plural leika leiktu/
leikaðu
imperative
singular leika!
plural leikið!
1Only the past participle being declined.

GothicEdit

RomanizationEdit

leika

  1. Romanization of 𐌻𐌴𐌹𐌺𐌰

IcelandicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse leika, from Proto-Germanic *laikaną, from Proto-Indo-European *leyg-.

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

leika (strong verb, third-person singular past indicative lék, third-person plural past indicative léku, supine leikið)

  1. to play

Derived termsEdit

AnagramsEdit


Norwegian NynorskEdit

VerbEdit

leika (present tense leikar/leiker, past tense leika/leikte, past participle leika/leikt, passive infinitive leikast, present participle leikande, imperative leik)

  1. Alternative form of leike

Old NorseEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Proto-Germanic *laikaną.

VerbEdit

leika (singular past indicative lék, plural past indicative léku, past participle leikinn)

  1. to play
  2. to outplay
    • 9th c., Þjóðólfr of Hvinir, Ynglingatal, verse 7:
      Ok allvald / Yngva þjóðar
      Loka mær / of leikinn hefr.
      And the maiden of Loki [Hel, goddess of death] / has outplayed
      the prince / of the people of Yngvi [the Swedes]


ConjugationEdit
Derived termsEdit
DescendantsEdit
  • Icelandic: leika
  • Faroese: leika
  • Norwegian Bokmål: leke, leike
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: leike, leika
  • Old Swedish: lēka
  • Danish: lege

Etymology 2Edit

NounEdit

leika n (genitive leika, plural leiku)

  1. plaything, doll

leika f (genitive leiku, plural leikur)

  1. plaything, doll
  2. play-sister
DeclensionEdit
DescendantsEdit
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: leike f
  • Norwegian Bokmål: leke m or f, leike m or f

Etymology 3Edit

See the etymology of the main entry.

AdjectiveEdit

leika

  1. inflection of leikr:
    1. positive degree strong feminine accusative singular
    2. positive degree strong masculine accusative plural
    3. positive degree weak masculine oblique singular
    4. positive degree weak feminine nominative singular
    5. positive degree weak neuter singular

NounEdit

leika

  1. accusative/genitive plural of leikr

ReferencesEdit

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