kæfa

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Icelandic[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Norse kœfa, whence also Faroese køva, Norwegian Nynorsk kjøve. Compare the Icelandic form kvæfa, Norwegian kvæve, Icelandic kvefja, obsolete Icelandic kvefja, Norwegian kveve, Swedish kväva (older form kvävja).

Verb[edit]

kæfa (weak verb, third-person singular past indicative kæfði, supine kæft)

  1. (transitive, governs the accusative) to smother, suffocate
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Norse kœfa, ultimately from the same root as in Etymology 1 above.

Noun[edit]

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kæfa f (genitive singular kæfu, no plural)

  1. pâté
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