herja

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Faroese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse herja, from Proto-Germanic *harjōną.

Verb[edit]

herja (third person singular past indicative herjaði, third person plural past indicative herjað, supine herjað)

  1. To wage war
  2. To ravage, to plunder

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Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Cognate with Karelian herja (bad, evil, villain, ?hiisi, ?disease, bad woman), Estonian heris (villain).[1] Compare Old Norse herja, Swedish härja (to wage war).

Noun[edit]

herja

  1. slur
  2. (archaic) villain
  3. (archaic) predator, beast of prey
  4. (archaic) evil spirit (of throat disease), demon

Declension[edit]

Inflection of herja (Kotus type 9/kala, no gradation)
nominative herja herjat
genitive herjan herjojen
partitive herjaa herjoja
illative herjaan herjoihin
singular plural
nominative herja herjat
accusative nom. herja herjat
gen. herjan
genitive herjan herjojen
herjainrare
partitive herjaa herjoja
inessive herjassa herjoissa
elative herjasta herjoista
illative herjaan herjoihin
adessive herjalla herjoilla
ablative herjalta herjoilta
allative herjalle herjoille
essive herjana herjoina
translative herjaksi herjoiksi
instructive herjoin
abessive herjatta herjoitta
comitative herjoineen

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Itkonen, Erkki; Kulonen, Ulla-Maija (editors). 1992–2000. Suomen sanojen alkuperä ('The Origin of Finnish Words'). Helsinki: Kotimaisten kielten tutkimuskeskus/Suomalaisen Kirjallisuuden Seura. →ISBN.

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Icelandic[edit]

Noun[edit]

herja

  1. indefinite genitive plural of her

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

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Verb[edit]

herja

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

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse herja, from Proto-Germanic *harjōną.

Verb[edit]

herja (present tense herjar, past tense herja, past participle herja, passive infinitive herjast, present participle herjande, imperative herj/herja)

  1. alternative form of herje

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Old Norse[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *harjōną.

Verb[edit]

herja

  1. to go harrying or freebooting
  2. (transitive, with accusative) to despoil, waste

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References[edit]

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