nauðga

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Etymology[edit]

From the Old Norse nauðga (to compel, to force; to ravish).

Verb[edit]

nauðga (nauðgaði)

  1. (with dative) to rape, to violate
    Vini mínum var nauðgað þegar hann var í útlöndum.
    My friend was raped while he was overseas.

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Old Norse[edit]

Verb[edit]

nauðga

  1. (with dative) to compel, to force
    Nauðga mönnum til blóta.
    To force men to worship.
  2. to ravish (synonymous to the Latin termn violō (I maltreat; I violate, I defile, I profane))

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