greina

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Icelandic[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

greina (weak verb, third-person singular past indicative greindi, supine greint)

  1. to discern, to distinguish, to separate
    • Genesis 1 (Icelandic translation)
      Guð sagði: „Verði ljós!“ Og það varð ljós. Guð sá, að ljósið var gott, og Guð greindi ljósið frá myrkrinu. Og Guð kallaði ljósið dag, en myrkrið kallaði hann nótt. Það varð kveld og það varð morgunn, hinn fyrsti dagur.
      And God said, "Let there be light," and there was light. God saw that the light was good, and He separated the light from the darkness. God called the light "day," and the darkness he called "night." And there was evening, and there was morning—the first day.
  2. (with accusative) to analyse syn.
  3. (of a disease, with accusative) to diagnose
  4. (with accusative) to make something out, to discern
  5. (impersonal)
    Okkur greinir á um þetta.
    We disagree about this.

Conjugation[edit]

Synonyms[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Noun[edit]

greina

  1. indefinite accusative/genitive plural of greinir

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Noun[edit]

greina m or f

  1. definite feminine singular of grein

Alternative forms[edit]

Verb[edit]

greina

  1. inflection of greine:
    1. simple past
    2. past participle

Alternative forms[edit]


Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Noun[edit]

greina f

  1. definite singular of grein

Old Norse[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Verb[edit]

greina

  1. to divide into parts
  2. to discern, distinguish
  3. to expound, tell, record
  4. (reflexive) to branch out, be separated
Conjugation[edit]
Descendants[edit]
  • Icelandic: greina
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: greine
  • Norwegian Bokmål: grene, greine

References[edit]

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

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

greina

  1. indefinite genitive plural of grein