háseti

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Icelandic[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From há- (one who sits) +‎ seti, from hár (róðrarþollur, keipur; an oarlock) and seti from the verb sitja (to sit), literally "one who sits at the oarlock"—"one who rows".[1]

Confer the Nynorsk håbsete and Old Swedish hasæti.[1]

Noun[edit]

háseti m (genitive singular háseta, nominative plural hásetar)

  1. a deckhand, a sailor; a member of a deck crew syn.

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References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Ásgeir Blöndal Magnússon. Íslensk orðsifjabók, 1st edition, 2nd printing (1989). Reykjavík, Orðabók Háskólans.