hverfa

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Icelandic[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Norse hverfa, from Proto-Germanic *hwerbaną.

Verb[edit]

hverfa (strong verb, third-person singular past indicative hvarf, third-person plural past indicative hurfu, supine horfið)

  1. (intransitive) to turn (to something, back, etc.)
  2. to disappear, vanish
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Etymology 2[edit]

Causative of hverfa (1). From Old Norse hverfa, from Proto-Germanic *hwarbijaną.

Verb[edit]

hverfa (weak verb, third-person singular past indicative hverfði, supine hverft)

  1. (transitive) to turn
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Noun[edit]

hverfa

  1. indefinite genitive plural of hverfi

Old Norse[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *hwerbaną.

Verb[edit]

hverfa (singular past indicative hvarf, plural past indicative hurfu, past participle horfinn)

  1. (intransitive) to have a circular or rotary motion; turn around
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *hwarbijaną, causative of *hwerbaną.

Verb[edit]

hverfa (singular past indicative hverfði, plural past indicative hverfðu, past participle hverfðr)

  1. (transitive) to turn (a thing in a certain direction); to change someone's mind
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References[edit]

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