gæta

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Icelandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse gæta, from Proto-Germanic *gētijaną.

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gæta (weak verb, third-person singular past indicative gætti, supine gætt)

  1. (with genitive) to watch over, look after, guard, protect
    Verðir gæta konungsins hvert sem hann fer. – Guards protect the king wherever he goes.
  2. (with genitive of) to make sure (of something happening, that all is in order, etc.), be careful (that something doesn't go wrong), to ensure
    Gættu þess að loka öllum dyrum áður en þú ferð.Make sure to close all doors before you leave.
    Fyllstu nákvæmni skal gætt. – The utmost precision should be ensured.
  3. (with the preposition ) to look out for, be wary of
  4. (impersonal, with genitive) describing an indication, trace, or existence in relatively small degree of something

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Old Norse[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *gētijaną (to praise).

Verb[edit]

gæta (singular past indicative gætti, plural past indicative gættu, past participle gættr)

  1. to watch, guard, take care of
  2. (mediopassive) to take counsel

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