Icelandic edit

Etymology edit

From Old Norse tengja, from Proto-Germanic *tangija- (to pinch together), directly cognate with Old English tengan (to press, hasten). The Proto-Germanic is from Proto-Indo-European *donḱ-éye-, a form also inherited by Sanskrit दँशयति (dam̐śayati, to make bite). This is a causative to the root Proto-Indo-European *denḱ- (to bite), cf. Proto-Germanic *tingan- (to press upon).[1][2] Related to töng (pincers).

Pronunciation edit

Verb edit

tengja (weak verb, third-person singular past indicative tengdi, supine tengt)

  1. (transitive, governs the accusative) to connect, to join, to link something together
  2. (ditransitive, governs the accusative and the dative) to relate one thing to another, to associate one thing with another

Conjugation edit

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References edit

  1. ^ Roberts, Edward A. (2014) A Comprehensive Etymological Dictionary of the Spanish Language with Families of Words based on Indo-European Roots, Xlibris Corporation, →ISBN
  2. ^ Rix, Helmut, editor (2001), Lexikon der indogermanischen Verben [Lexicon of Indo-European Verbs] (in German), 2nd edition, Wiesbaden: Dr. Ludwig Reichert Verlag, →ISBN, page 118