FaroeseEdit

VerbEdit

sveipa

  1. to wrap, to envelope

ConjugationEdit

Conjugation of sveipa (group v-29-30)
infinitive sveipa
supine sveipað
participle (a5
(a39)/a6)1
sveipandi sveiptur/
sveipaður
present past
first singular sveipi sveipti/
sveipaði
second singular sveipar sveipti/
sveipaði
third singular sveipar sveipti/
sveipaði
plural sveipa sveiptu/
sveipaðu
imperative
singular sveipa!
plural sveipið!
1Only the past participle being declined.

SynonymsEdit


IcelandicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse sveipa, from Proto-Germanic *swaipaną. Cognate with Faroese sveipa, English swoop, German schweifen.

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

sveipa (weak verb, third-person singular past indicative sveipaði, supine sveipað)

  1. (transitive, with accusative) to wrap, to swaddle
    Synonym: hjúpa

ConjugationEdit

Related termsEdit

  • sveipur (lock, curl; gust, squall)

Old NorseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *swaipaną.

VerbEdit

sveipa (singular past indicative sveip, plural past indicative svipu, past participle sveipinn)

  1. to sweep, stroke
  2. to swathe, wrap
  3. to cast, fling

ConjugationEdit

DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

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