elska

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Faroese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse elska, from Proto-Germanic *aliskaną (to care for, cultivate, cherish), from Proto-Germanic *aliskaz (dear, precious), from Proto-Germanic *al- (to spur, drive, be enthusiastic), from Proto-Indo-European *el-, *lā- (to drive, move, go).

Verb[edit]

at elska (third person singular past indicative elskaði, third person plural past indicative elskaðu, supine elskað)

  1. to love

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Icelandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse elska.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

elska f (genitive singular elsku, nominative plural elskur)

  1. love
    Ekki gráta elsku vinur.
    Don't cry dear friend.

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Verb[edit]

elska (weak verb, third-person singular past indicative elskaði, supine elskað)

  1. (transitive, intransitive, with accusative) to love syn.
    Ég elska konuna mína.
    I love my wife.
    Hann elskaði mig aldrei.
    He never loved me.

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  • The verb elska is mostly used about people and animals or pets (though rarely). Almost never used about inanimate things such as food, cars etc.

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Norwegian[edit]

Verb[edit]

elska

  1. Nynorsk: Infinitive of elske and past tense and past participle of elske
  2. Bokmål: Past tense and past participle of elske

Old Norse[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *aliskaną (to care for, cultivate, cherish), from Proto-Germanic *aliskaz (dear, precious), from Proto-Germanic *al- (to spur, drive, be enthusiastic), from Proto-Indo-European *el-, *lā- (to drive, move, go). Related to Old Norse elskr (dear, beloved), Old English ellen (courage, zeal). More at ellen.

Verb[edit]

elska

  1. to love