lepja dauðann úr skel

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Icelandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From lepja ‎(to lap up) and dauðann ‎(death) and úr ‎(from) and skel ‎(a shell).

Verb[edit]

lepja dauðann úr skel ‎(weak verb, third-person singular past indicative lapti dauðann úr skel, supine lapið dauðann úr skel)

  1. (idiomatic, intransitive) to live in destitution, to live on the verge of starvation (confer the French manger de la vache enragée)

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