deyja drottni sínum

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Icelandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From deyja ‎(to die) and drottni ‎(to the Lord), the dative of drottinn ‎(the Lord) and sínum ‎(to one's), the dative of sinn ‎(his), literally “to die to one’s lord”.

Verb[edit]

deyja drottni sínum ‎(strong verb, third-person singular past indicative dó drottni sínum, third-person plural past indicative dóu drottni sínum, supine dáið drottni sínum)

  1. (idiomatic) to die; often alone and forsaken, without anyone offering a helping hand