ljósta

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Verb[edit]

ljósta (strong verb, third-person singular past indicative laust, third-person plural past indicative lustu, supine lostið)

  1. (somewhat archaic or poetic) to hit, to strike
    Eldingu laust niður í fánastöngina í óveðrinu í gærkvöld.
    Lightning struck through the flagpole in the storm yesterday evening.

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Usage notes[edit]

This verb is somewhat archaic or poetic, and its use in everyday language is mostly limited to references to lightning strikes and the set phrases skelfingu lostinn (horror-stricken), and steini lostinn (awestruck, stone-stricken).