þenja

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Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse þenja, from Proto-Germanic *þanjaną, from Proto-Indo-European *tenw- ‎(pull).

Germanic cognates: Old Saxon þennian, Old High German dennen (German dehnen), Frankish thinsan, Old Norse þenja (Norwegian tenja).

Indo-European cognates: Ancient Greek τείνω ‎(teínō), Latin tendere (French tendre), Proto-Celtic *tntā- (Welsh tant ‎(string of a musical instrument), Breton ardant), Proto-Slavic *teneto ‎(net, snare) (Russian тенёто ‎(tenjóto)), Proto-Baltic *tin- (Lithuanian tìnti).

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

þenja ‎(weak verb, third-person singular past indicative þandi, supine þanið)

  1. to stretch, to spread out, to draw (a bow)

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