þiggja

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Icelandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse þiggja, from Proto-Germanic *þigjaną.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

þiggja (irregular, third person singular past indicative þáði, earlier þá, supine þegið or þáð)

  1. (transitive, governs the accusative) to accept, receive
    Við þiggjum ekki greiðslukort.
    We do not accept credit cards.

Derived terms[edit]


Old Norse[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *þigjaną. Ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *tek- (to reach out the hand).

Verb[edit]

þiggja (singular past indicative þá, plural past indicative þágu, past participle þeginn)

  1. (transitive, with accusative) to receive, accept of
  2. to accept
    þóttisk jarl þá vita, at Óðinn mundi þegit hafa blótit
    (please add an English translation of this usage example)
  3. (absol) to take lodging, receive hospitality for a night
    þigg þú hér Sigurðr!
    stay here for the night, Sigurd!

Conjugation[edit]

Verbs with this conjugation include: liggja.

Descendants[edit]

  • Icelandic: þiggja
  • Faroese: tiggja
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: tigga, tigge
  • Norwegian Bokmål: tigge
  • Old Swedish: þiggia
  • Danish: tigge

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