kæsa

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Etymology[edit]

From an unattested Old Norse *kæsa (compare Faroese kæsa (to press cheese)), a back-formation from kæsir (rennet) (< Proto-West Germanic *kāsī < Latin cāseus < Proto-Indo-European *kwat- (to ferment)), which has been reinterpreted as an agent noun and assumed to have been derived from a verb.

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kæsa (weak verb, third-person singular past indicative kæsti, supine kæst)

  1. (governs the accusative) to make ferment, to bury and allow to ferment

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