vinna

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Faroese[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Norse vinna.

Noun[edit]

vinna f (genitive singular vinnu, plural vinnur)

  1. business, acquisition, work, profession
  2. (archaic, agriculture) ploughing
Declension[edit]
f1 Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative vinna vinnan vinnur vinnurnar
Accusative vinnu vinnuna vinnur vinnurnar
Dative vinnu vinnuni vinnum vinnunum
Genitive vinnu vinnunnar vinna vinnanna

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Norse vinna, from Proto-Germanic *winnaną, from Proto-Indo-European *wen- (to strive, wish, desire, love). Related to Icelandic and Swedish vinna, Norwegian vinne, English win, Dutch winnen, and German gewinnen.

Verb[edit]

at vinna (third person singular past indicative vann, third person plural past indicative vunnu, supine vunnið)

  1. to win
  2. to earn
  3. to get
  4. to work
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Icelandic[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Norse vinna.

Noun[edit]

vinna f (genitive singular vinnu, no plural)

  1. a job, an occupation, an employment syn.
    hafa vinnu.
    To be employed.
  2. work, labour syn.
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Norse vinna, from Proto-Germanic *winnaną, from Proto-Indo-European *wen- (to strive, wish, desire, love). Related to Faroese and Swedish vinna, Norwegian vinne, English win, Dutch winnen, and German gewinnen.

Verb[edit]

vinna (strong verb, third-person singular past indicative vann, third-person plural past indicative unnu, supine unnið)

  1. (intransitive) to work, to labour syn.
    Ég nenni ekki að vinna.
    I don't want to work.
    Ég vinn allan daginn.
    I work all day.
  2. (transitive, with accusative) to do, to perform (e.g. a task) syn.
  3. (intransitive) to win, to achieve victory syn.
    Ég vann!
    I won!
  4. (transitive, with accusative) to win, to triumph in (e.g. a game)
    Við unnum keppnina.
    We won the tournament.
  5. (transitive, with accusative) to conquer, to beat, to defeat syn.
    Fjölnismenn unnu Val 2–1 í gær.
    Fjölnir beat Valur 2–1 yesterday.
  6. (transitive, with accusative) to win, to obtain, to get syn.
    Herinn vann borgina frá uppreisnarmönnunum.
    The army took the city from the rebels.
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Old Norse[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *winnaną, from Proto-Indo-European *wen- (to strive, wish, desire, love). Compare Old English winnan, Old Saxon winnan, Old High German winnan, Gothic 𐍅𐌹𐌽𐌽𐌰𐌽 (winnan).

Verb[edit]

vinna (singular past indicative vann, plural past indicative unnu, past participle unninn)

  1. to accomplish

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Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse vinna, from Proto-Germanic *winnaną, from Proto-Indo-European *wen- (to strive, wish, desire, love). Related to Icelandic vinna, Norwegian vinne, English win, Dutch winnen, and German gewinnen.

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Verb[edit]

vinna

  1. to win, to defeat, to beat
  2. to gain, to make a net profit, to receive as a benefit
    Vad vinner jag på det?
    What's in it for me?

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