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Old NorseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *under.

PrepositionEdit

undir

  1. (with accusative or dative) under, underneath
    Antonym: yfir

Usage notesEdit

Whether undir takes accusative or dative, depends on the sense.

  • With the accusative case, it signifies movement towards something or someone. In other words it has an allative sense.
  • With the dative case, it signifies positioning and location somewhere. In other words it has a locative sense.

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ReferencesEdit

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