fylgja

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Faroese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse fylgja, from Proto-Germanic *fulgijaną.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

fylgja f (genitive singular fylgju, plural fylgjur)

  1. consequence
  2. companionship
  3. kind of guardian angel, guardian spirit, tutelary entity, which was held to follow each person or family and the relationship being affixed or bound at the process or ceremony of naming.

Declension[edit]

f1 Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative fylgja fylgjan fylgjur fylgjurnar
Accusative fylgju fylgjuna fylgjur fylgjurnar
Dative fylgju fylgjuni fylgjum fylgjunum
Genitive fylgju fylgjunnar fylgja fylgjanna

Verb[edit]

at fylgja (third person singular past indicative fylgdi, supine fylgt)

  1. to accompany, to follow

Conjugation[edit]


Icelandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse fylgja, from Proto-Germanic *fulgijaną.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

fylgja (weak verb, third-person singular past indicative fylgdi, supine fylgt)

  1. to accompany, follow
  2. to legally belong with
  3. to come bundled with or be part of the benefits or rights that follow something
  4. to follow, abide by (a rule, law, tradition, etc.)
  5. to follow, agree with, support

Conjugation[edit]

Noun[edit]

fylgja f (genitive singular fylgju, nominative plural fylgjur)

  1. (obsolete) company (the act of accompanying, i.e. following, going as someone's companion)
  2. placenta
  3. (folklore) a spirit which follows someone; guardian spirit
  4. (computing, slang) attachment (file sent with an e-mail message)

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse fylgja.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

fylgja (present tense fylgjer, past tense fylgde, past participle fylgd/fylgt, passive infinitve fylgjast, present participle fylgjande, imperative fylg)

  1. follow

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Old Norse[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

Common Germanic *fulgjō- "guardian spirit"

Noun[edit]

fylgja f

  1. companionship
  2. kind of guardian angel, guardian spirit, tutelary entity, which was held to follow each person or family and the relationship being affixed or bound at the process or ceremony of naming.

Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *fulgijaną (to follow), whence Old English folġian, fylgan (English follow), Old Frisian folgia (West Frisian folgje), Old Saxon fulgon, Dutch volgen, Old High German folgēn (German folgen).

Verb[edit]

fylgja

  1. to accompany, to follow

Descendants[edit]