kemba

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See also: ke-mbá

Faroese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse kemba, from Proto-Germanic *kambijaną (from the Germanic root of kambur).

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Verb[edit]

kemba (third person singular past indicative kembdi, third person plural past indicative kembt, supine kembt)

  1. to comb

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Icelandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse kemba, from Proto-Germanic *kambijaną (from the Germanic root of kambur).

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

kemba (weak verb, third-person singular past indicative kembdi, supine kembt)

  1. (transitive, governs the accusative) to comb syn.
    Stelpan kemdi síða hárið sitt.
    The girl combed her long hair.
  2. (transitive, governs the accusative, computer science) to debug; (to search for and eliminate malfunctioning elements or errors in something, especially a computer program or machinery) syn.

Usage notes[edit]

  • This term in the sense of combing is used less than greiða, which may be considered the most usual term for combing.

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Old Norse[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *kambijaną (itself from the Germanic root of kambr, Proto-Germanic *kambaz), whence also Old English cemban (English kemb), Old High German kemben, chempan (German kämmen)

Verb[edit]

kemba

  1. to comb

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

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