elda grátt silfur

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Icelandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From elda (to cook) and grátt the neuter accusative of grár (grey) and the accusative of silfur (silver), literally meaning to "cook grey silver".

Verb[edit]

elda grátt silfur (weak verb, third-person singular past indicative eldaði grátt silfur, supine eldað grátt silfur)

  1. (idiomatic) to be at loggerheads, to be at sixes and sevens