gegn

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Icelandic[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Adjective[edit]

gegn (comparative gegnari, superlative gegnastur)

  1. fine
    Hann er gegn maður.
    He is a fine man.

Etymology 2[edit]

Old Norse. Compare German gegen; Old High German gagan.

Adverb[edit]

gegn

  1. through
    Ég komst í gegn!
    I got through!

Preposition[edit]

gegn

  1. (governs the dative) against syn.
    Hann reis gegn kúguninni.
    He rose up against the oppression.
  2. (governs the dative) towards, in the direction of syn.
    Gegn suðri.
    Towards the south.
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Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *gagina, whence also Old Saxon gigin, Old High German gagan (-> German gegen), Old Norse gegn.

Adverb[edit]

ġeġn

  1. again