kveða

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From Old Norse kveða, from Proto-Germanic *kweþaną, from Proto-Indo-European *gʷet- (compare Proto-Celtic *bet-lo- (mouth) in Old Irish bél). Cognate with Old English cweþan, Old Frisian qwetha, Old Saxon quethan, queþan, Old Dutch quethan (Middle Dutch quedden), Old High German quedan, Gothic 𐌵𐌹𐌸𐌰𐌽 (qiþan), Danish kvæde, Swedish kväda

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kveða (strong verb, third-person singular past indicative kvað, third-person plural past indicative kváðu, supine kveðið)

  1. to say
  2. to recite, to sing, to chant
  3. to compose, to write (a verse or song)

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