láta sigla sinn sjó

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Icelandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From láta ("let") + sigla ("sail") + sinn "one's" + sjó, the accusative of sjór meaning "sea". Literally meaning "to let one sail one's sea".

Verb[edit]

láta sigla sinn sjó

  1. (with accusative) to wash one's hands of somebody
    Látum hann bara sigla sinn sjó.
    Let's just wash our hands of him.

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