bresta

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Faroese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse bresta, from Proto-Germanic *brestaną, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰres- (to burst, break, crack, split, separate).

Verb[edit]

at bresta (third person singular past indicative brast, third person plural past indicative brustu, supine brostið)

  1. to burst, to break

Conjugation[edit]


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Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Norse bresta, from Proto-Germanic *brestaną, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰres- (to burst, break, crack, split, separate). Cognate with Faroese bresta, Swedish brista, English burst, German bersten, Dutch barsten.

Verb[edit]

bresta (strong verb, third-person singular past indicative brast, third-person plural past indicative brustu, supine brostið)

  1. to burst, to break
    • Það er bara tímaspursmál hvenær stíflan brestur.
      It's only a question of time when the dam will burst.
  2. (impersonal, with accusative before and after) to lack, want for, experience a shortcoming of
    • Drottinn er minn hirðir, mig mun ekkert bresta.
      The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want (lit. “I shall want for nothing”).
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Etymology 2[edit]

Inflected form of brestur (crack, crackle).

Noun[edit]

bresta m

  1. indefinite genitive plural of brestur

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