hljóta

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From Old Norse hljóta, from Proto-Germanic *hleutaną.

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hljóta (strong verb, third-person singular past indicative hlaut, third-person plural past indicative hlutu, supine hlotið)

  1. (transitive, governs the accusative) to obtain, to get, to receive, to draw, to take
    Ég hlýt bílinn í aðalverðlaun.
    I get the car for first prize.
    Hún hlaut styrk til háskólanáms.
    She received a scholarship to a university.
  2. (auxiliary, transitive, governs the accusative) to must, to have to, to be bound to syn.
    Hann hlýtur að vera kominn — hann er aldrei seinn.
    He must be here already—he's never late.

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Old Norse[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *hleutaną, whence also Old English hlēotan, Old Saxon hliotan, Old High German hliozan.

Verb[edit]

hljóta

  1. to get by lot, have allotted to oneself

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