FaroeseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse velja, from Proto-Germanic *waljaną, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *welh₁-.

VerbEdit

velja (third person singular past indicative valdi, third person plural past indicative valdu, supine valt)

  1. to choose
  2. to elect

ConjugationEdit

Conjugation of velja (group v-18)
infinitive velja
supine valt
participle (a7)1 veljandi valdur
present past
first singular velji valdi
second singular velur valdi
third singular velur valdi
plural velja valdu
imperative
singular vel!
plural veljið!
1Only the past participle being declined.

IcelandicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse velja, from Proto-Germanic *waljaną, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *welh₁-.

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

velja (weak verb, third-person singular past indicative valdi, supine valið)

  1. to choose, to select

ConjugationEdit

SynonymsEdit

Derived termsEdit


Norwegian NynorskEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse velja, from Proto-Germanic *waljaną, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *welh₁-.

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

velja (present tense vel, past tense valde, past participle valt, passive infinitive veljast, present participle veljande, imperative vel)

  1. choose, pick
    Kva for ein vel du?
    Which one do you choose?
  2. elect
    Om hausten valde dei eit nytt parlament.
    In the autumn, they elected a new parliament.

ReferencesEdit


Old NorseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *waljaną. Ultimately from the Proto-Indo-European root *welh₁-.

VerbEdit

velja (singular past indicative valdi, plural past indicative vǫldu, past participle valdr or valiðr or valinn)

  1. to choose, to select
    Synonym: kjósa

ConjugationEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Icelandic: velja
  • Faroese: velja
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: velja
  • Westrobothnian: väli
  • Elfdalian: wela
  • Old Swedish: vælia
  • Old Danish: wæliæ

ReferencesEdit

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