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From Old Norse springa, from Proto-Germanic *springaną, from Proto-Indo-European *sprenǵʰ-.

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springa (strong verb, third-person singular past indicative sprakk, third-person plural past indicative sprungu, supine sprungið)

  1. (intransitive) to crack, break, split open, burst
  2. (intransitive) to explode, blow up
  3. (intransitive) to collapse or die (from overexertion, emotional distress, etc.)

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Etymology edit

From Old Norse springa.

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springa (present tense spring, past tense sprang, past participle sprunge, passive infinitive springast, present participle springande, imperative spring)

  1. to run
  2. to leap, jump
  3. to burst open

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Etymology edit

From Old Norse springa, from Proto-Germanic *springaną.

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springa

  1. to spring, jump
  2. to run
  3. to burst

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  • Swedish: springa, spricka

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Etymology 1 edit

From Old Swedish springa, from Old Norse springa, from Proto-Germanic *springaną, from Proto-Indo-European *sprenǵʰ-.

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springa (present springer, preterite sprang, supine sprungit, imperative spring)

  1. to run (move quickly on legs)
  2. (archaic) to jump
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Etymology 2 edit

From Old Swedish springa, ultimately from etymology 1 above, which also had the sense “to burst” (derived from “to jump”). Compare spränga (to blow up, explode), and further German Sprung (crack), zerspringen (to crack, burst).

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springa c

  1. a crack, cranny (narrow elongated opening)
  2. (informal) vagina, vulva
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Declension of springa 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative springa springan springor springorna
Genitive springas springans springors springornas

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