kitla

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Icelandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse kitla, from Proto-Germanic *kitilōną. More at kittle.

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Verb[edit]

kitla (weak verb, third-person singular past indicative kitlaði, supine kitlað)

  1. (transitive, intransitive, governs the accusative) to tickle
    Ekki kitla mig!
    Don't tickle me!
  2. (impersonal) to be ticklish
    Mig kitlar.
    I'm ticklish.
    Kitlar þig?
    Are you ticklish?
    Mig kitlar í nefið.
    My nose tickles.

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Maltese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English kettle, from Proto-Germanic *katilaz. Borrowed in the 19th century when the Maltese were yet little acquainted with the English language, hence treated phonetically and morphologically like a native word.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

kitla f (plural ktieli)

  1. kettle

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • kitle (e- and split infinitives)

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse kitla, from Proto-Germanic *kitilōną.

Verb[edit]

kitla (present tense kitlar, past tense kitla, past participle kitla, passive infinitive kitlast, present participle kitlande, imperative kitla/kitl)

  1. (transitive, intransitive) to tickle

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Old Norse[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *kitilōną.

Verb[edit]

kitla (past participle kitlaðr)

  1. to tickle

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Descendants[edit]

  • Icelandic: kitla
  • Faroese: kitla
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: kitla, kitle
  • Norwegian Bokmål: kile, kisle, kitle
  • Swedish: kittla
  • Danish: kilde

References[edit]

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