grafa

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See also: grāfa and grāfā

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Norse grafa ‎(to dig), from Proto-Germanic *grabaną, from Proto-Indo-European *gʰrābʰ- ‎(to dig, scratch, scrape).

Verb[edit]

grafa ‎(strong verb, third-person singular past indicative gróf, third-person plural past indicative grófu, supine grafið)

  1. to dig
  2. to bury
  3. to engrave
  4. to enquire
  5. (impersonal) to suppurate, to fester
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Etymology 2[edit]

From the verb grafa ‎(to dig).

A modern excavator.

Noun[edit]

grafa f ‎(genitive singular gröfu, nominative plural gröfur)

  1. an excavator, a digger; (large machine used to dig holes and trenches)
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Noun[edit]

grafa

  1. indefinite genitive plural of gröf

Old Norse[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *grabaną, whence also Old English grafan (English grave), Old Saxon bigraƀan, Dutch graven, Old High German graban (German graben), Gothic 𐌲𐍂𐌰𐌱𐌰𐌽 ‎(graban). Ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *gʰrābʰ- ‎(to dig, scratch, scrape).

Verb[edit]

grafa

  1. to dig
  2. to bury
  3. to engrave
  4. to enquire (also in middle voice: grafask)
  5. (impersonal) to cause the formation of pus (in something); suppurate

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Noun[edit]

grafa

  1. genitive singular of graf