kæpa

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Icelandic[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Attested since the 17th century. From Proto-Germanic *kōpijǭ, derived from kópur (young seal). See kæpa (2).

Verb[edit]

kæpa (weak verb, third-person singular past indicative kæpti, supine kæpt)

  1. (of seals and walruses) to give birth
Conjugation[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Attested since the 18th century. From Proto-Germanic *kōpijaną, derived from kópur (young seal). See kæpa (1).

Noun[edit]

kæpa f (genitive singular kæpu, nominative plural kæpur)

  1. a female seal
Declension[edit]
Synonyms[edit]
  • (female seal): urta

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