gjalda

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Faroese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse gjalda, from Proto-Germanic *geldaną, from Proto-Indo-European *gʰeldʰ- (to pay). Cognates include English yield, German gelten, Dutch gelden, Swedish gälla, Norwegian gjelde, Icelandic gjalda and Danish gælde.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

gjalda (third person singular past indicative galt, third person plural past indicative guldu, supine goldið)

  1. to pay

Usage notes[edit]

Not to be mixed with galda or gelda which are partially homophonic with this verb.

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Icelandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse gjalda, from Proto-Germanic *geldaną, from Proto-Indo-European *gʰeldʰ- (to pay). Cognates include English yield, German gelten, Dutch gelden, Swedish gälla, Norwegian gjelde, Faroese gjalda and Danish gælde.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

gjalda (strong verb, third-person singular past indicative galt, third-person plural past indicative guldu, supine goldið)

  1. to pay

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Old Norse[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *geldaną, from Proto-Indo-European *gʰeldʰ- (to pay).

Verb[edit]

gjalda (singular past indicative galt, plural past indicative guldu, past participle goldinn)

  1. (ditransitive) to repay, return
    • gjalda gjǫf við gjǫf
      to pay back gift for gift
  2. (figuratively) to give
  3. (with genitive) to pay for, suffer on account

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References[edit]

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