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IcelandicEdit

Etymology 1Edit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

sprengja f (genitive singular sprengju, nominative plural sprengjur)

  1. a bomb
    Leggðu sprengjuna frá þér!
    Put the bomb down!
    Passaðu þig á sprengjunni.
    Look out for the bomb.

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Etymology 2Edit

From Old Norse sprengja, from Proto-Germanic *sprangijaną.

VerbEdit

sprengja (weak verb, third-person singular past indicative sprengdi, supine sprengt)

  1. (transitive) to blow up (cause to explode)
  2. (transitive) to detonate (a bomb)
  3. (transitive) to burst, to pop
  4. to backfire (of a car etc.)

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Norwegian NynorskEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse sprengja, from Proto-Germanic *sprangijaną

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

sprengja (present tense sprengjer, past tense sprengde, past participle sprengt, present participle sprengjande, imperative spreng)

  1. to blow up (cause to explode)
  2. to break (cause to rupture)
  3. to wear out an animal
    Han reid så lenge at han sprengde hesten.
    He rode for so long that he wore out his horse.
  4. to use more than planned or anticipated
    Budsjettet er sprengt for lengst.
    We are way over budget.

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