eiga sér langan aðdraganda

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Icelandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From eiga (to have) and sér (to itself), the dative form of sig (oneself) and langan (a long) the accusative masculine form of langur (long) and aðdraganda (an antecedent) the accusative of aðdragandi (an antecedent).

Verb[edit]

eiga sér langan aðdraganda (preterite-present verb, third-person singular present indicative á sér langan aðdraganda, third-person singular past indicative átti sér langan aðdraganda, supine átt sér langan aðdraganda)

  1. to have a long story behind it
    Fall Rómar á sér langan aðdraganda.
    There is a long story behind the downfall of Rome.