kaupa

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Icelandic[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Norse

Verb[edit]

kaupa (weak verb, third-person singular past indicative keypti, supine keypt)

  1. to buy
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Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

kaupa

  1. indefinite genitive plural of kaup

Old Norse[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Cognate with English cheap, German kaufen. Common Germanic of debated etymology: 1. Proto-Germanic *kaupaz (noun), from Latin caupō (tradesman). Cognate with Gothic 𐌺𐌰𐌿𐍀𐍉𐌽 (kaupōn, barter). 2. Of native origin, going on Gothic 𐌺𐌰𐌿𐍀𐌰𐍄𐌾𐌰𐌽 (kaupatjan, strike, cuff), which is morphologically compatible with kaupa. Senses in other languages derived by relating striking (of hands) to transaction, as with strike a bargain, slá kaupi.[1]

Verb[edit]

kaupa

  1. to buy

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ George Hempl, University of Michigan. "Etymologies - Cheap, cope, coup, kaupatjan, caupo, κάπηλος, etc." Modern language notes, Volume 17, pp. 210-212. Johns Hopkins University, JSTOR, via Google Books.