þjóna

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Icelandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Akin to Danish tjene, German dienen.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

þjóna (weak verb, third-person singular past indicative þjónaði, supine þjónað)

  1. (transitive, intransitive, governs the dative) to serve someone, to be in somebody's service
    • Judges 2:19
      En er dómarinn andaðist, breyttu þeir að nýju verr en feður þeirra, með því að elta aðra guði til þess að þjóna þeim og falla fram fyrir þeim. Þeir létu eigi af gjörðum sínum né þrjóskubreytni sinni.
      But when the judge died, the people returned to ways even more corrupt than those of their ancestors, following other gods and serving and worshipping them. They refused to give up their evil practices and stubborn ways.
  2. (transitive, intransitive, governs the dative) to serve somebody's table, to wait on somebody syn.

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