þefa

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Icelandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse þefa, from Proto-Germanic *þefōną, *þebōną (to be hot), from Proto-Indo-European *tep- (warm; hot). Cognate with Old English þefian (to pant; be agitated), Old English ofþefian (to be exceedingly heated; be very hot).

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

þefa (weak verb, third-person singular past indicative þefaði, supine þefað)

  1. to sniff, smell

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