driva

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driva

  1. third-person singular past historic of driver

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Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse drífa, from Proto-Germanic *drībaną, from Proto-Indo-European *dʰreybʰ- (to drive, push). Compare with Swedish driva, Icelandic drífa, English drive, Dutch drijven, German treiben.

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Verb[edit]

driva (present tense driv, past tense dreiv, past participle drive, present participle drivande, imperative driv)

  1. to drive, move (e.g. a herd of cattle)
    Han driv saueflokken framfor seg.
    He drives the herd of sheep in front of him.
  2. to propel
    Ein bensinmotor driv bilen.
    A petrol engine propels the car.
  3. to run (e.g. a business)
    Dei dreiv firmaet saman.
    They ran the company together.
  4. to wander aimlessly
    Ungdommane driv rundt i byen.
    The young people wander around town.
  5. to do, occupy oneself with something.
    Eg driv mykje med strikking.
    I do a lot of knitting.
  6. to be adrift, (float at random)
    Etter at motoren svikta, dreiv skipet på havet.
    After the engine failed, the ship was adrift on the ocean.

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Old Frisian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *drībaną, from Proto-Indo-European *dʰreybʰ- (to drive, push).

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drīva

  1. to drive away

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Old Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse drífa, from Proto-Germanic *drībaną.

Verb[edit]

drīva

  1. drive forward; push on
  2. force
  3. manage; perform
  4. inflict
  5. drift; wander about

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Swedish[edit]

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Noun[edit]

driva c

  1. a drift of snow
Declension[edit]
Declension of driva 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative driva drivan drivor drivorna
Genitive drivas drivans drivors drivornas
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Swedish drīva, from Old Norse drífa, from Proto-Germanic *drībaną, from Proto-Indo-European *dʰreybʰ- (to drive, push). Compare Danish and Norwegian drive, Icelandic drífa, English drive, Dutch drijven, German treiben.

Verb[edit]

driva

  1. to drift; wander about
  2. to operate, run (a company, campaign etc.)
  3. to make fun of, tease; joke with (driva med)
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