svara í sömu mynt

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Etymology[edit]

From svara (to answer) and í (in) and sömu (same) and mynt (a coin), meaning "to answer in the same coin" or "pay back in the same coin".

Verb[edit]

svara í sömu mynt (weak verb, third-person singular past indicative svaraði í sömu mynt, supine svarað í sömu mynt)

  1. (idiomatic, transitive, intransitive, governs the dative) to hit back syn.
  2. (idiomatic, transitive, intransitive, governs the dative) to retaliate, to reciprocate syn.
  3. (idiomatic, transitive, intransitive, governs the dative, e.g. a compliment) to return syn.

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