frjósa

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Icelandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse frjósa, from Proto-Germanic *freusaną, from Proto-Indo-European *prews-, *prus-.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

frjósa (strong verb, third-person singular past indicative fraus, third-person plural past indicative frusu, supine frosið)

  1. (intransitive) to freeze

Conjugation[edit]


Old Norse[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *freusaną, whence also Old English frēosan, Old Saxon and Old High German friosan. Ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *prews-, *prus-.

Verb[edit]

frjósa (singular past indicative fraus, plural past indicative fruru, past participle frosinn)

  1. to freeze
    Synonym: kala

Conjugation[edit]

Alternatively, in the Old Icelandic dialect, this verb can receive a weak inflection pattern in its past tenses. See also kjósa for this.

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Descendants[edit]

  • Icelandic: frjósa
  • Faroese: frosin (adjective from the past participle)
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: frjosa (obsolete); frysa, fryse
  • Norwegian Bokmål: fryse
  • Swedish: frysa
  • Danish: fryse
  • Elfdalian: friuosa

References[edit]

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