láta

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See also: lata, Lata, latâ, latā, låta, and łata

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láta (third person singular past indicative læt, third person plural past indicative lótu, supine látið)

  1. to behave, to act
  2. to utter a sound

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Icelandic[edit]

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láta (strong verb, third-person singular past indicative lét, third-person plural past indicative létu, supine látið)

  1. (transitive, takes the accusative) to put syn.
    Hvert léstu fartölvuna mína?
    Where did you put my laptop?
  2. (transitive, takes the accusative) to lose, to let go deriv. syn.
  3. (transitive, takes the accusative) to let, to make, to have deriv. syn.
  4. (transitive, takes the accusative) to behave, to act deriv. syn.
  5. (impersonal)
    Er til lengdar lætur.
    In the long run.
    Ég veiddi fimm fiska á tíma þegar best lét.
    I caught five fish per hour at best.
    Eins og að líkum lætur.
    As may be expected.

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Old Norse[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *lētaną, whence also English let.

Verb[edit]

láta (singular past indicative lét, plural past indicative létu, past participle látinn)

  1. (transitive, with accusative) to set, put in place
  2. (with accusative) to cede, give up
  3. (with accusative) to leave, forsake
    hann ætlaði at láta dróttningina eina
    he intended to divorce the queen
  4. (with accusative or dative) to lose
  5. (with infinitive) to let, make, cause
    ek lét drepa Þóri
    I made Thor to be killed
  6. (with sem) to make as if, to pretend
  7. (with accusative) to estimate, value
  8. (with accusative) to express, say
  9. (with accusative) to give, make a sound
  10. (reflexive) to die

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References[edit]

  • láta in A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic, G. T. Zoëga, Clarendon Press, 1910, at Internet Archive.