hrífa

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Etymology 1[edit]

From the Old Norse hrífa (rake). Cognate with Danish rive.

Noun[edit]

hrífa f (genitive singular hrífu, nominative plural hrífur)

  1. rake
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Etymology 2[edit]

From the Old Norse hrífa. Most likely from the same root as the verb hrifsa (to snatch, to grab). Compare the English rive.

Verb[edit]

hrífa (strong verb, third-person singular past indicative hreif, third-person plural past indicative hrifu, supine hrifið)

  1. (transitive, intransitive, with accusative) to enchant, to carry away, to move somebody
  2. (intransitive) to become effective, to take effect
    Lyfið hreif mjög fljótt.
    The drug took effect very quickly.
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