kjósa

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Faroese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse kjósa, from Proto-Germanic *keusaną, from Proto-Indo-European *ǵews-.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

kjósa (third person singular past indicative keys, third person plural past indicative kusu, supine kosið)

  1. to choose

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Icelandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse kjósa, from Proto-Germanic *keusaną, from Proto-Indo-European *ǵews-.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

kjósa (strong verb, third-person singular past indicative kaus, third-person plural past indicative kusu, supine kosið)

  1. to vote
  2. (with accusative, transitive) to vote for somebody
    Ég kaus þann sem tapaði.
    I voted for the one who lost.
  3. to elect
  4. to choose, to select
  5. to prefer

Conjugation[edit]

Note: Remnants of earlier forms still exist: past kjöri (occasional modern use), past plural kuru or kjöru (now obsolete), past participle kjörinn (fairly common).

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Old Norse[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *keusaną, from Proto-Indo-European *ǵews-. Compare Old English ċēosan (English choose), Old Frisian kiāsa (West Frisian kieze), Old Saxon kiosan (Low German kesen), Dutch kiezen, Old High German kiosan, chiosan (German kiesen), Gothic 𐌺𐌹𐌿𐍃𐌰𐌽 (kiusan).

Verb[edit]

kjósa

  1. (transitive) to choose
  2. to desire, wish
  3. to elect
    kjósa biskup
    to elect a bishop
  4. (with prepositions) to select

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Alternatively, in the Old Icelandic dialect, this verb can receive a weak inflection pattern in its past tenses. See also frjósa for this.

Related terms[edit]

  • kjǫr n, kør n (choice, decision, election)

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References[edit]

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