vagga

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Etymology 1[edit]

Answering to Faroese vagga, Norwegian vagge, Swedish vagga. Compare English wag and German wacken.

Verb[edit]

vagga (weak verb, third-person singular past indicative vaggaði, supine vaggað)

  1. (transitive, with dative) to move (something) back and forth in a swaying motion; to rock
  2. (intransitive) to move back and forth in a swaying motion; to rock
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Norse vagga (cradle), from the verb. Cognate with Faroese vøgga, Norwegian vogge, Swedish vagga, Danish vugge.

Noun[edit]

vagga f (genitive singular vöggu, nominative plural vöggur)

  1. cradle
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Swedish[edit]

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Noun[edit]

vagga c

  1. a cradle; a bed for a baby that can be oscillating or swinging back and forth
  2. a cradle; the place where something has its origin

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Verb[edit]

vagga (present vaggar, preterite vaggade, supine vaggat, imperative vagga)

  1. to cradle, to rock (a baby to sleep)
  2. to rock, to move gently back and forth

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