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. 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. to choose

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