gígja

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Icelandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse gígja, related to (and perhaps derived from) Middle Low German gīge; compare German Geige.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

gígja f (genitive singular gígju, nominative plural gígjur)

  1. (chiefly poetic) fiddle, violin

Declension[edit]


Old Norse[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Related to (and perhaps derived from) Middle Low German gīge; compare German Geige.

Noun[edit]

gígja f

  1. fiddle

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Norwegian (Nynorsk): gige
  • Norwegian (Bokmål): gige
  • Swedish: giga

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • Entry "gígja" on page 164 in: Geir T. Zoëga "A Concise Dictionary of Old Islandic", Oxford at the Claredon Press (1910).