deyja

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From Old Norse deyja, from Proto-Germanic *dawjaną.

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deyja (strong verb, third-person singular past indicative , third-person plural past indicative dóu, supine dáið)

  1. (intransitive) to die syn.
    Hún úr krabbameini.
    She died of cancer.
    Hundruð manna dóu úr hor.
    Hundreds died of hunger.
    Við munum öll deyja!
    We are all going to die!
    deyja úr kulda.
    To die from exposure.
  2. (intransitive) to pass out from drinking
  3. (intransitive, of fire) to go out syn.
  4. (intransitive, nautical, of the ocean) to calm down, to subside
  5. (intransitive, of grass) to wither

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Old Norse[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *dawjaną, whence also Old High German touwen.

Verb[edit]

deyja

  1. to die
    • verse 76 of the Hávamál (1996 translation by Carolyne Larrington)
      Deyr fé, / deyja frændr, / deyr sjalfr it sama, / en orðstírr / deyr aldregi, / hveim er sér góðan getr.
      Cattle die, / kinsmen die / the self must also die; / I know one thing which never dies: / the reputation of each dead man.

Descendants[edit]

  • Icelandic: deyja
  • Norwegian Bokmål:
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: døy
  • Swedish: