grafa

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search
See also: grāfa and grāfā

Icelandic[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

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, fester
Conjugation[edit]


Synonyms[edit]
Derived terms[edit]
Related terms[edit]

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)
Declension[edit]
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

Noun[edit]

grafa

  1. indefinite genitive plural of gröf

Irish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Verb[edit]

grafa

  1. past participle of graf (write; draw, sketch; graph, plot, chart)

Noun 1[edit]

grafa m sg

  1. genitive singular of grafadh

Noun 2[edit]

grafa m pl

  1. vocative plural of graf (graph, chart)

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

grafa m sg

  1. genitive singular of grafadh ((act of) grubbing, hoeing; grubbed land)

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
grafa ghrafa ngrafa
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References[edit]


Old Norse[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *grabaną.

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

Related terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

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

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Noun[edit]

grafa m sg

  1. genitive singular of graf

Mutation[edit]

Scottish Gaelic mutation
Radical Lenition
grafa ghrafa
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.