byrgja

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Icelandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse byrgja, from Proto-Germanic *burgijaną. Cognate with English bury.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

byrgja (weak verb, third-person singular past indicative byrgði, supine byrgt)

  1. (transitive, with accusative) to cover (a window or doorway), to shut
  2. (transitive, with accusative) to hold in (an emotion or feeling)
  3. (transitive, with accusative) to obstruct, to hinder

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Old Norse[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *burgijaną (to hide, keep safe).

Verb[edit]

byrgja (singular past indicative byrgði, plural past indicative byrgðu, past participle byrgðr)

  1. (transitive, with accusative) to close, shut
    1. (figuratively) to outwit

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Derived terms[edit]

  • byrgi n (enclosure, fence)
  • byrging f (enclosure, fence)

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

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