fljúga

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See also: fljuga

Icelandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse fljúga, from Proto-Germanic *fleuganą, from Proto-Indo-European *pleuk-.

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Verb[edit]

fljúga (strong verb, third-person singular past indicative flaug, third-person plural past indicative flugu, supine flogið)

  1. (intransitive) to fly

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Old Norse[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *fleuganą. Cognate with Old English flēoġan (Modern English fly), Old Frisian fliāga (Saterland Frisian fljooge), Old Saxon fliogan (Low German flegen), Old Dutch fliogan (Dutch vliegen), Old High German fliogan (German fliegen). Ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *pleuk-. Indo-European cognates include Lithuanian plaũkti.

Verb[edit]

fljúga (singular past indicative flaug, plural past indicative flugu, past participle floginn)

  1. to fly

Conjugation[edit]

Having a final -g, the past indicative singular form may be fló instead of the otherwise regular flaug. In the second person, the final -t is geminated som that fló + -t = flótt.

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References[edit]

  • fljúga in Geir T. Zoëga (1910) A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic, Oxford: Clarendon Press