líða

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Faroese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse líða, from Proto-Germanic *līþaną. The sense “suffer” may be borrowed from Middle Low German, but derive from the same root in any case.

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at líða (third person singular past indicative leið, third person plural past indicative liðu, supine liðið)

  1. to elapse (time)
  2. to approach
  3. to move smoothly
  4. to suffer

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Icelandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse líða, from Proto-Germanic *līþaną. The senses “suffer, tolerate” may be borrowed from Middle Low German, but derive from the same root in any case.

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líða (strong verb, third-person singular past indicative leið, third-person plural past indicative liðu, supine liðið)

  1. (transitive, governs the dative, of time) to pass, to go by deriv.
    Ætluðum við ekki að hittast í vikunni sem leið?
    Weren't we going to meet last week?
    Tíminn líður.
    Time goes by.
    Þegar leið á daginn heyrðu þeir í drauginum sem bjó í fjallinu.
    They heard the ghost in the mountain as the day grew old.
  2. (intransitive) to float, to glide syn.
  3. (impersonal, intransitive) describing a specific feeling; to feel syn.
    Hvernig líður þér? - Mér líður ekki vel.
    How are you feeling? - I don't feel good.
    Mér líður vel.
    I feel good.
    Okkur líður illa.
    We feel bad.
  4. (transitive, intransitive, governs the dative) to progress syn.
    Hvernig líður náminu?
    How are your studies progressing?
  5. (transitive, governs the accusative) to suffer syn.
    Þú munt líða fyrir það sem vinir þínir gerðu.
    You shall suffer for what your friends did.
  6. (transitive, governs the accusative) to endure, to tolerate syn.
    Ég líð ekki svona vitleysu!
    I do not tolerate this kind of nonsense!

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