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.