bjalla

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Icelandic[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Norse bjalla, from Proto-Germanic *bellǭ; cognate with English bell.

Noun[edit]

bjalla f ‎(genitive singular bjöllu, nominative plural bjöllur)

  1. bell (metallic resonating object)
  2. (music) bell (of a wind instrument)
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Etymology 2[edit]

From the noun bjalla.

Verb[edit]

bjalla ‎(weak verb, third-person singular past indicative bjallaði, supine bjallað)

  1. to be noisy
  2. (with the preposition í) to call
    Bjallaðu í mig þegar verkinu er lokið.
    Call me when the job is finished.
  3. to crow (said of ravens)
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Etymology 3[edit]

Origin uncertain. Probably related to Danish bille.

Noun[edit]

bjalla f ‎(genitive singular bjöllu, nominative plural bjöllur)

  1. beetle
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Old Norse[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *bellǭ; Cognate with Old English belle.

Noun[edit]

bjalla f (genitive bjǫllu, plural bjǫllur)

  1. bell

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References[edit]

  • bjalla in Geir T. Zoëga (1910) A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic, Oxford: Clarendon Press