breyta

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Noun[edit]

breyta f (genitive singular breytu, nominative plural breytur)

  1. (mathematics) a variable syn.

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Verb[edit]

breyta (weak verb, third-person singular past indicative breytti, supine breytt)

  1. (transitive, governs the dative, often used with í (into)) to change something, to modify something, to alter something
    • Judges 2:19
      En er dómarinn andaðist, breyttu þeir að nýju verr en feður þeirra, með því að elta aðra guði til þess að þjóna þeim og falla fram fyrir þeim. Þeir létu eigi af gjörðum sínum né þrjóskubreytni sinni.
      But when the judge died, the people returned to ways even more corrupt than those of their ancestors, following other gods and serving and worshiping them. They refused to give up their evil practices and stubborn ways.
    • Partý Jesús
      Jesús breytti vatni í vín,
      já, Jesús breytti vatni í vín
      hann má koma í partý til mín!
      Jesus turned water into wine,
      yes, he turned water into wine,
      he can come party with me!

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