hirða

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hirða (weak verb, third-person singular past indicative hirti, supine hirt)

  1. (transitive, with accusative) to get, to collect, to gather
  2. (transitive, with accusative) to tend, to look after, to keep
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Noun[edit]

hirða f (genitive singular hirðu, no plural)

  1. thrift, thriftiness
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Noun[edit]

hirða

  1. indefinite accusative plural of hirðir
  2. indefinite genitive plural of hirðir

Old Norse[edit]

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hirða

  1. to keep in a box or chest
  2. to gather in hay
    hirða hey
  3. to hide, conceal
  4. to mind, care for
    þeir hirtu ekki um líf sitt
    they cared not for life
  5. (negated, with imperative) seek to
    hirð eigi þú at hopa á hæl!
    Don't try to turn on thy heel!