See also: Verpa

Faroese edit

Etymology edit

From Old Norse verpa, from Proto-Germanic *werpaną.

Pronunciation edit

Verb edit

verpa (third person singular past indicative varp, third person plural past indicative vurpu, supine vorpið)

  1. to lay (eggs)
  2. (transitive, intransitive, with accusative) to lay (an egg)
    Hønan varp eitt egg.The chicken laid an egg.

Conjugation edit

Conjugation of verpa (group v-49)
infinitive verpa
supine vorpið
participle (a34)1 verpandi vorpin
present past
first singular verpi varp
second singular verpur varpst
third singular verpur varp
plural verpa vurpu
imperative
singular verp!
plural verpið!
1Only the past participle being declined.

Icelandic edit

Pronunciation edit

Etymology 1 edit

From Old Norse verpa, from Proto-Germanic *werpaną.

Verb edit

verpa (strong verb, third-person singular past indicative varp, third-person plural past indicative urpu, supine orpið) or
verpa (weak verb, third-person singular past indicative verpti, supine verpt)

  1. (transitive, with dative) to throw
  2. (transitive, intransitive, with dative) to lay (an egg)
    Hænan verpti eggi.
    The chicken laid an egg.
Usage notes edit

The strong conjugation is the original one, but the weak one is becoming more usual. They are also commonly mixed together.

Conjugation edit

Strong conjugation:

Weak conjugation:

Synonyms edit
Derived terms edit

Etymology 2 edit

Causative of verpa (1). From Proto-Germanic *warpijaną.

Verb edit

verpa (weak verb, third-person singular past indicative verpti, supine verpt)

  1. (transitive, with accusative) to twist, wind, contort
Conjugation edit

Latin edit

 
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Etymology edit

Possibly borrowed from a Germanic language, related to Proto-Germanic *werpaną (to throw). More likely from Proto-Italic source for “to turn round, to roll” (as in 'unfurl, peel back, or retract foreskin') via Proto-Indo-European *welw-, *wel- (to turn, wind, round).

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

verpa f (genitive verpae); first declension

  1. (vulgar) a penis with the foreskin retracted, especially when erect
  2. (vulgar) an erection, a hard-on

Declension edit

First-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative verpa verpae
Genitive verpae verpārum
Dative verpae verpīs
Accusative verpam verpās
Ablative verpā verpīs
Vocative verpa verpae

Synonyms edit

Related terms edit

Descendants edit

  • Translingual: Verpa

References edit

  • verpa”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • verpa”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • verpa in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette

Old Norse edit

Etymology edit

From Proto-Germanic *werpaną (to throw, cast). Cognate with Old English weorpan, Old Frisian werpa, Old Saxon werpan, Old High German werfan, Gothic 𐍅𐌰𐌹𐍂𐍀𐌰𐌽 (wairpan).

Verb edit

verpa (singular past indicative varp, plural past indicative urpu, past participle orpinn)

  1. to throw, cast
  2. to heap up sand, mud, gravel etc. on something
    sandi orpin sæng
    a bed covered by sand [a grave]
    1. to erect a burial mound
      • ca. 1190, Nóregs konungatal ("the King-count of Norway")
        Þá vas haugr / ept Harald orpinn
        reisuligr / á Rogalandi.
        Then a mound was / erected for Harald,
        a magnificent one / in Rogaland.
      verpa þeir hauginn eftir fornum sið
      now they erect the mound according to ancient custom
  3. to lay eggs
  4. to guess, calculate

Conjugation edit

Descendants edit