IcelandicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse teygja, from Proto-Germanic *taugijaną.

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

teygja (weak verb, third-person singular past indicative teygði, supine teygt)

  1. (transitive, with accusative) to stretch

ConjugationEdit

NounEdit

teygja f (genitive singular teygju, nominative plural teygjur)

  1. elasticity, stretchiness
    Synonyms: teygjanleiki, þanþol
  2. rubber band
    Synonyms: teygjuband, gúmmíband
  3. hair tie, bobble
  4. (in the plural) cramp, spasm

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Old NorseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *taugijaną.

VerbEdit

teygja (past participle teygðr)

  1. to stretch out, draw
  2. to spread out
  3. to allure, entice

ConjugationEdit

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DescendantsEdit

  • Icelandic: teygja
  • Faroese: toyggja
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: tøya
  • Norwegian Bokmål: tøye
  • Old Swedish: tø̄ghia
  • Danish: tøje

ReferencesEdit

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