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Etymology 1Edit

From Old Norse væta, from Proto-Germanic *wētijaną.

VerbEdit

væta (weak verb, third-person singular past indicative vætti, supine vætt)

  1. (transitive, governs the accusative) to wet, moisten, make wet
    • Á Sprengisandi (“On Sprengisandur”) by Grímur Thomsen
      Þey þey! þey þey! þaut í holti tófa,
      þurran vill hún blóði væta góm,
      eða líka einhver var að hóa
      undarlega digrum karlaróm;
      útilegumenn í Ódáðahraun
      eru kannske að smala fé á laun.
      Hush, hush, hush, hush, a vixen dashed over the hillock,
      she wants to wet her gums with blood.
      Also, someone is calling,
      with a strangely deep man’s voice;
      Outlawed men into Ódáðahraun (a wasteland in the highlands)
      are secretly herding [stolen] sheep.
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Etymology 2Edit

From Old Norse væta, from Proto-Germanic *wētijǭ.

NounEdit

væta f (genitive singular vætu, nominative plural vætur)

  1. moisture, wetness
  2. rainy weather
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