kæfa

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Icelandic[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Norse kœfa, whence also Faroese køva, Norwegian (nynorsk) kjøve. Compare the Icelandic form kvæfa, Norwegian kvæve, and Old Norse/obsolete Icelandic kvefja, Norwegian kveve, Swedish kväva (older form kvävja).

Verb[edit]

kæfa (weak verb, third-person singular past indicative kæfði, supine kæft)

  1. (transitive, governs the accusative) to smother, suffocate
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Norse kœfa, ultimately from the same root as in Etymology 1 above.

Noun[edit]

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kæfa f (genitive singular kæfu, no plural)

  1. pâté
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