biðja

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Faroese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse biðja, from Proto-Germanic *bidjaną. Cognate with German bitten, Icelandic biðja, Danish bede, Swedish bedja.

Verb[edit]

at biðja (third person singular past indicative bað, third person plural past indicative bóðu, supine biðið)

  1. to ask, to request, to beg
  2. to wish (e.g. góðan dag - good day)
  3. to pray to God (Gud)

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Icelandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse biðja, from Proto-Germanic *bidjaną. Cognate with German bitten, Faroese biðja, Danish bede, Swedish bedja.

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Verb[edit]

biðja (strong verb, third-person singular past indicative bað, third-person plural past indicative báðu, supine beðið)

  1. (transitive, intransitive, governs the accusative, optionally ditransitive with genitive) to ask, request some action of someone
    Ég bað þig nú bara um greiða.
    I just asked you a favour.
  2. (intransitive) to pray
    Ég bið til Guðs.
    I pray to God.

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Old Norse[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *bidjaną (to ask). Cognate with Old English biddan, Old Frisian bidda, Old Saxon biddian, Old High German bitten, Gothic 𐌱𐌹𐌳𐌾𐌰𐌽 (bidjan).

Verb[edit]

biðja (singular past indicative bað, plural past indicative báðu, past participle beðinn)

  1. to ask, beg, request
  2. to pray

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