hæfa

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Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse hœfa.

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hæfa (weak verb, third-person singular past indicative hæfði, supine hæft)

  1. (intransitive) to hit syn.
  2. (transitive, governs the accusative) to hit a mark
    Byssukúlan hæfði höfuð dýrsins.
    The bullet hit the animal in the head.
    Eldflaugin hefur hæft skotmarkið.
    The missile has hit the target.
  3. (intransitive) to suit, to fit syn.
  4. (transitive, governs the dative) to suit someone, to fit someone syn.
    Dökku jakkafötin hæfa honum vel.
    The dark suit fits him well.
  5. (intransitive) to befit, to behoove, to be appropriate syn.
  6. (transitive, governs the dative) to befit someone, to behoove someone, to be appropriate for someone syn.
  7. (impersonal) to befit

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Noun[edit]

hæfa f (genitive singular hæfu, no plural)

  1. truth syn.
    Það er engin hæfa í þessu!
    There is no truth to this!
  2. fairness syn.
    Þetta er engin hæfa.
    This is unfair.

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