leggja

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Faroese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse leggja, from Proto-Germanic *lagjaną.

Verb[edit]

at leggja (third person singular past indicative legði, third person plural past indicative løgdu, supine lagt)

  1. to lay, to put, to place
  2. to farrow

Conjugation[edit]

leggja aftrat


Icelandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse leggja, from Proto-Germanic *lagjaną.

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Verb[edit]

leggja (weak verb, third-person singular past indicative lagði, supine lagt)

  1. (transitive, governs the accusative) to lay, to put deriv. syn.
    Leggðu bókina niður.
    Put the book down.
  2. (transitive, governs the accusative) to lay (stones, tiles, a road), to pave syn.
    leggja hellur.
    To pave.
    leggja veg.
    To pave a road.
  3. (transitive, governs the accusative) to jab, thrust deriv. syn.
  4. (transitive, intransitive, governs the dative) to park (a vehicle) syn.
    Ég kann ekki að leggja.
    I don't know how to park.
    Hvernig gekk að leggja bílnum?
    How did parking the car go?
  5. (impersonal, with dative) to cover with ice, freeze over
    Tjörnina lagði.
    The lake froze over.
  6. (impersonal, with dative, of smoke, smell, etc.) to waft (over an area, room, etc.)
    Reykinn lagði um húsið.
    The smoke filled the house.

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse leggja, from Proto-Germanic *lagjaną.

Verb[edit]

leggja (present tense legg; past tense la; past participle lagt; passive infinitive leggjast; present participle leggjande; imperative legg)

  1. lay; put something in a horizontal position
    Eg legg det her.
    I'll put it here.

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Old Norse[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *lagjaną (to lay, place). Cognate with Old English lecgan, Old Frisian ledza, lega, leia, Old Saxon leggian, Old High German leggen, Gothic 𐌻𐌰𐌲𐌾𐌰𐌽 (lagjan).

Verb[edit]

leggja (singular past indicative lagði, plural past indicative lǫgðu, past participle lagðr)

  1. to lay, place, put
  2. to make, build

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