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.