duga

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Faroese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse duga (to help, to suffice), from Proto-Germanic *duganą, from Proto-Indo-European *dʰewgʰ- (to produce)[1].

Verb[edit]

at duga (third person singular past indicative dugdi, supine dugað)

  1. to know how to

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External links[edit]

  1. ^ Don Ringe, From Proto-Indo-European to Proto-Germanic, Oxford University Press, 2006

Icelandic[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

duga weak verb (third person singular past indicative dugði, supine dugað; third person singular present indicative dugir) or
duga weak verb (third person singular past indicative dugaði, supine dugað; third person singular present indicative dugar)

  1. to suffice, to be enough, to do the trick
    Þetta dugir mér.
    This is enough for me.
    Mig vantar blað.. Þetta umslag dugar alveg.
    I need a piece of paper.. This old envelope will do the trick!
  2. to be fit

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Indonesian[edit]

Verb[edit]

duga (used in the form menduga)

  1. To gauge. (clarification of this Indonesian definition is being sought)
  2. To guess.

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse duga.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

duga (present tense duger, past tense dugde, past participle dugd/dugt, passive infinitve dugast, present participle dugande, imperative dug)

  1. help, be useful; be good enough; work
    Dette duger ikkje. Me lyt freista noko anna.
    This doesn't work. We'll have to try something else.
  2. be skilled enough
    Er du viss på at dei duger til jobben?
    Are you sure that they are skilled enough for the job?

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Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Serbo-Croatian Wikipedia has an article on:

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *dǫga.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

dúga f (Cyrillic spelling ду́га)

  1. rainbow

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Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse duga, from Proto-Germanic *duganą.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

duga (present duger , preterite dög or dugde , supine dugt or dugit , imperative dug )

  1. suffice, be good (or skilled) enough; be acceptable; be useful for
    Om den dög åt din syster, så duger den åt dig.
    If it was good enough for your sister, then it'll be good enough for you.
    Den här duger ingenting till.
    This is good for nothing.

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