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IcelandicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse setja, from Proto-Germanic *satjaną.

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

setja (weak verb, third-person singular past indicative setti, supine sett)

  1. (transitive, governs the accusative) to put, to place something somewhere syn.
    Nennirðu að setja forritunarbókina mína á borðið?
    Could you put my programming book on the table?
  2. (ditransitive, governs the accusative, dative) to fix (something for somebody), to determine (something regarding somebody), to decide (something for somebody) syn.
    Hann setti sér það markmið að grennast.
    He was determined to lose weight.
    Við settum okkur að leysa öll dæmin fyrir prófið.
    We decided to solve all the problems before the examination.
  3. (transitive, governs the accusative, formal) to formally open syn.
    setja fund.
    To open a meeting.
  4. (ditransitive, governs the accusative, dative) (for someone) to suppose (something) syn.
  5. (transitive, governs the accusative) to typeset syn.
  6. (impersonal) used in set phrases
    Eigum við ekki að sjá hvað setur?
    How about we see what happens?
    Mig setti hljóða eftir símtalið.
    I couldn't speak after the phone call.
    Það sótti að mér kulda.
    I felt cold.
    Þegar hann minntist látinnar konu sinnar setti honum ákafan grát.
    He began crying immensely upon remembering his deceased wife.

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Norwegian NynorskEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse setja, from Proto-Germanic *satjaną. Akin to English set.

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

setja (present tense set, past tense sette, past participle sett, passive infinitive setjast, present participle setjande, imperative set)

  1. to put, position
    Eg set stolen her.I'll put the chair here.

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Old NorseEdit

EtymologyEdit

Causative of sitja. From Proto-Germanic *satjaną, from Proto-Indo-European *sodéyeti.

VerbEdit

setja

  1. (transitive) to seat, set, place, put
  2. (transitive, with accusative) to drive
    hann setti øxina í hǫfuð honum
    he drove the axe into his (not his own) skull
  3. (transitive, with accusative) to make, establish
    Þeir vildu setja grið í milli konungs ok bonda
    they wanted to make peace between the king and the peasants
  4. (transitive, with dative) to order, prescribe
  5. (transitive, with dative) to settle
  6. (intransitive) to set off

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ReferencesEdit

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