gjörð

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Icelandic[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Norse gørð, from Proto-Germanic *garwidō; a doublet of gerð. See also gera, gjöra.

Noun[edit]

gjörð f (genitive singular gjörðar, nominative plural gjörðir)

  1. action
    • Judges 2:19
      En er dómarinn andaðist, breyttu þeir að nýju verr en feður þeirra, með því að elta aðra guði til þess að þjóna þeim og falla fram fyrir þeim. Þeir létu eigi af gjörðum sínum né þrjóskubreytni sinni.
      But when the judge died, the people returned to ways even more corrupt than those of their ancestors, following other gods and serving and worshiping them. They refused to give up their evil practices and stubborn ways.
    • Colossians 3:9
      Ljúgið ekki hver að öðrum, því þér hafið afklæðst hinum gamla manni með gjörðum hans.
      Do not lie to each other, since you have taken off your old self with its practices.
    Þú ert ábyrgur gjörða þinna.
    You are responsible for your actions.
    ‚Svei‘ lýsir andúð á gjörðum einhvers.
    ‘Svei’ shows disdain for someone's actions.
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Etymology 2[edit]

From the Old Norse gjǫrð, from Proto-Germanic *gerdō, cognate with English girth.

Noun[edit]

gjörð f (genitive singular gjarðar, nominative plural gjarðir)

  1. cinch, saddle girth
  2. girdle, belt
  3. hoop
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