þey

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Icelandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Confer þegiðu (shut up) the viðskeyttur boðháttur of þegja (to be silent), þögn (silence) and þagga (to silence).

Interjection[edit]

þey!

  1. hush!
    • 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,
      the fox howls in the forest,
      wanting to quench his thirst with blood.
      Or - is it someone calling,
      strangely, with a harsh voice?
      Outlawed men, in the vast waste land
      are secretly guarding their stolen sheep.