ríða

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See also: rida, riða, ridà, and rīdā

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From Old Norse ríða (to ride), from Proto-Germanic *rīdaną, from Proto-Indo-European *reydʰ-, cognate with English ride.

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at ríða (third person singular past indicative reið, third person plural past indicative riðu, supine riðið)

  1. to ride

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Norse ríða (to ride), from Proto-Germanic *rīdaną, from Proto-Indo-European *reydʰ-, cognate with English ride.

Verb[edit]

ríða (strong verb, third-person singular past indicative reið, third-person plural past indicative riðu, supine riðið)

  1. (transitive, takes the dative, especially on horseback) to ride syn.
    • Á Sprengisandi (“On Sprengisandur”) by Grímur Thomsen
      Ríðum, ríðum og rekum yfir sandinn,
      rennur sól á bak við Arnarfell,
      hér á reiki er margur óhreinn andinn,
      úr því fer að skyggja á jökulsvell;
      Drottinn leiði drösulinn minn,
      drjúgur verður síðasti áfanginn.
      Ride, ride, ride hard across the sands,
      the sun is settling behind Arnarfell.
      Here many spirits of the dark
      threaten in the gloom over the glacier's ice.
      The Lord leads my horse,
      it is still a long, long way home.
    Að fara ríðandi.
    To go on horseback.
  2. (transitive, intransitive, takes the dative, vulgar) to fuck someone, to have sex with syn.
    Langar þig að ríða?
    Do you wanna fuck?
    Ríddu mér.
    Fuck me.
    Hvað er langt síðan þú hefur riðið?
    How long is it since your last shag?
  3. (takes the dative case)
    Fréttirnar riðu honum að fullu.
    The news finished him off.
    Þetta ríður á miklu.
    This is very important.
  4. (transitive, takes the accusative)
    Ég reið hann af mér.
    I rode faster than he did.
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  • Because the word denotes both the meaning of riding an animal and fucking, it is often a the subject of double entendre bestiality jokes.

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Norse ríða, from Proto-Germanic *wrīþaną.

Verb[edit]

ríða (strong verb, third-person singular past indicative reið, third-person plural past indicative riðu, supine riðið)

  1. (transitive, takes the accusative) to knot syn.
    ríða hnút.
    To tie a knot.
  2. (transitive, takes the accusative) to braid, to weave syn.
    ríða körfu.
    To weave a basket.
    ríða net.
    To weave a net.
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Old Norse[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *rīdaną, from Proto-Indo-European *reydʰ-. Cognate with Old English rīdan (English ride), Old Saxon rīdan (Low German rieden), Old Dutch rīdan (Dutch rijden), Old High German rītan (German reiten).

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ríða

  1. to ride

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