hryggbrjóta

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Icelandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From hryggur ‎(spine) +‎ brjóta ‎(to break).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈr̥ɪkː.prjouːta/

Verb[edit]

hryggbrjóta ‎(strong verb, third-person singular past indicative hryggbraut, third-person plural past indicative hryggbrutu, supine hryggbrotið)

  1. (transitive, governs the accusative) to break someone's spine
  2. (transitive, governs the accusative) to turn somebody down, to refuse (someone's) amorous attentions
    Kóngsdóttirin hryggbraut alla biðlana.
    The princess turned all the suiters down.

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