greiða

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Faroese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse greiða (to arrange; fit out; comb), from Proto-Germanic *garaidijaną.

Verb[edit]

greiða (third person singular past indicative greiddi, third person plural past indicative greitt, supine greitt)

  1. to straighten out, to order, to arrange, to unknot
  2. to comb
  3. to answer, to resolve
  4. to prepare
  5. to commit, to deliver, to give over
  6. greiða frá: to tell, to report, to recount, to explain

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Icelandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse greiða (to arrange; fit out; comb), from Proto-Germanic *garaidijaną.

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Noun[edit]

greiða f (genitive singular greiðu, nominative plural greiður)

  1. comb

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Verb[edit]

greiða (weak verb, third-person singular past indicative greiddi, supine greitt)

  1. to comb
    Þú ættir að greiða hárið á þér. Það er orðið svo úfið.
    You should comb your hair. It’s become really ruffled.
  2. to pay, to discharge (a debt)
    Ég greiddi 1206 krónur fyrir matinn.
    I paid 1206 krónur for the food.

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Old Norse[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *garaidijaną (to arrange, set in order).

Verb[edit]

greiða (singular past indicative greiddi, plural past indicative greiddu, past participle greiddr)

  1. to unravel, disentangle, arrange
  2. (with hár) to comb or dress the hair
  3. to make or get ready
    Greiða til vað
    To get ready a fishing line
    Greiða til um vápn
    To get the weapons ready
  4. to speed, to further
    1. (reflexive) to be successful, get on
      Greiddist honum vel
      He got on well
      (literally, “It sped well with him”)
  5. to pay
    1. (with fram) to pay out
  6. to discharge, perform
    1. (with skírsl) to perform the ordeal
    2. (with vörður) to keep watch
    3. (with róðr) to pull at the oars
    4. (with atróðr, atlaga) to attack (in a sea-fight)
    5. (with mál) to settle a case

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References[edit]

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