slá

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See also: sla, Sla, SLA, -sla, and slå

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Etymology 1[edit]

From the Old Norse slá (to smite, strike), from Proto-Germanic *slahaną, from Proto-Indo-European *slak- (to hit, strike, throw).

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slá (strong verb, third-person singular past indicative sló, third-person plural past indicative slógu, supine slegið)

  1. (transitive, intransitive, with accusative or with dative) to hit, to strike
    • Luke 6:29 (English, Icelandic)
      Slái þig einhver á kinnina, skaltu og bjóða hina, og taki einhver yfirhöfn þína, skaltu ekki varna honum að taka kyrtilinn líka.
      If someone strikes you on one cheek, turn to him the other also. If someone takes your cloak, do not stop him from taking your tunic.
  2. (transitive, with dative) to strike, to hit (with something)
    Hún sló hnefanum í borðið og það sló þögn á hópinn.
    She struck the table with her fist and the crowd became silent.
  3. (transitive, with accusative) to mow (grass, etc.)
  4. to mint (coins)
  5. (baseball, transitive, with accusative) to bat
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Norse slá (bar; crossbeam; bolt).

Noun[edit]

slá f (genitive singular slár, nominative plural slár)

  1. bar, rod, rail
  2. crossbeam
  3. bolt
  4. cape (item of clothing)
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Old Norse[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *slahaną, from Proto-Indo-European *slak- (to hit, strike, throw). Compare Old English slēan (English slay), Old Frisian slā, Old Saxon slahan (Low German slaan), Dutch slaan, Old High German slahan (German schlagen), Gothic 𐍃𐌻𐌰𐌷𐌰𐌽 (slahan).

Verb[edit]

slá (singular past indicative sló, plural past indicative slógu, past participle sleginn)

  1. to hit, beat, strike
  2. to strike, pluck (a string instrument)

Descendants[edit]

  • Norwegian (bokmål): slå
  • Norwegian (nynorsk): slå
  • Swedish: slå