æja

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Icelandic[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Norse æja, probably from a Proto-Germanic *ahjaną, related to Sanskrit अशनाति (aśnā́ti, eat), Ancient Greek ἄκολος (ákolos, morsel).

Verb[edit]

æja (weak verb, third-person singular past indicative áði, supine áð)

  1. when traveling, to stop to rest or eat

Etymology 2[edit]

Likely from a Proto-Germanic *ahjǭ, related to æja (1).

Noun[edit]

æja f (genitive singular æju, nominative plural æjur)

  1. a small piece of something
Declension[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

From the interjection æ.

Verb[edit]

æja (weak verb, third-person singular past indicative æjaði, supine æjað)

  1. to say æ; to complain in reaction to pain or disappointment
Conjugation[edit]

Etymology 4[edit]

Alteration of jæja.

Interjection[edit]

æja

  1. (slang, nonstandard) well, well then

References[edit]


Old Norse[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Probably from a Proto-Germanic *ahjaną, related to Sanskrit अशनाति (aśnā́ti, eat), Ancient Greek ἄκολος (ákolos, morsel).

Verb[edit]

æja (present indicative ær, past indicative áði, past participle áðr)

  1. (intransitive) to rest and eat
  2. (transitive) to rest and feed

Conjugation[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Icelandic: æja

References[edit]

  • æja in A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic, G. T. Zoëga, Clarendon Press, 1910, at Internet Archive.