brjóta

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From Old Norse brjóta, from Proto-Germanic *breutaną.

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brjóta (strong verb, third-person singular past indicative braut, third-person plural past indicative brutu, supine brotið)

  1. (transitive, governs the accusative) to break
  2. (transitive, governs the accusative, of laundry, paper, etc.) to fold
  3. (impersonal) to break
    Sjórinn var ófær ef öldu braut á eyjunni.
    The sea was impassable if a wave broke on the island.
    Ölduna braut á skerinu.
    The wave broke on the skerry.
    Bátinn braut í spón.
    The boat was smashed into pieces.

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