hlýða

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Icelandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse hlýða, from Proto-Germanic *hliuþijaną.

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hlýða (weak verb, third-person singular past indicative hlýddi, supine hlýtt)

  1. (transitive, intransitive, with dative) to obey
    Hundarnir hlýða okkur ekki!
    The hounds don't obey us!
  2. (formal, intransitive) to listen
    • Hávamál (English source, Icelandic sourve)
      Inn vari gestur
      er til verðar kemur
      þunnu hljóði þegir,
      eyrum hlýðir,
      en augum skoðar.
      Svo nýsist fróðra hver fyrir.
      The knowing guest
      who goes to the feast,
      In silent attention sits;
      With his ears he hears,
      with his eyes he watches,
      Thus wary are wise men all.

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The more common term for “listen” is hlusta.

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