sitja

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Icelandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse sitja, from Proto-Germanic *sitjaną, from Proto-Indo-European *sed- (sit).

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

sitja (strong verb, third-person singular past indicative sat, third-person plural past indicative sátu, supine setið)

  1. (intransitive) to sit
    • Hávamál (English source, Icelandic source)
      Gefendur heilir!
      Gestur er inn kominn!
      hvar skal sitja sjá?
      Mjög er bráður
      sá er á bröndum skal
      síns um freista frama.
      Hail to the giver! | a guest has come;
      Where shall the stranger sit?
      Swift shall he be who, | with swords shall try
      The proof of his might to make.
  2. (intransitive) to ride
    • Revelation 6-11 (English and Icelandic)
      Og ég sá, og sjá: Bleikur hestur, og sá er á honum sat, hann hét Dauði, og Hel var í för með honum. Þeim var gefið vald yfir fjórða hluta jarðarinnar, til þess að deyða með sverði, með hungri og drepsótt og láta menn farast fyrir villidýrum jarðarinnar.
      I looked, and there before me was a pale horse! Its rider was named Death, and Hades was following close behind him. They were given power over a fourth of the earth to kill by sword, famine and plague, and by the wild beasts of the earth.

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse sitja.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

sitja (present tense sit, past tense sat, past participle sete, passive infinitive sitjast, present participle sitjande, imperative sit)

  1. sit
    Sit du godt?
    Are you sitting comfortably?

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Old Norse[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *sitjaną, akin to Old English sittan, Old Saxon sittian, Old Frisian sitta, Old High German sizzen, Gothic 𐍃𐌹𐍄𐌰𐌽 (sitan). Ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *sed- (sit).

Verb[edit]

sitja (singular past indicative sat, plural past indicative sátu, past participle setinn)

  1. to sit

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