ráða

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See also: rada, ráda, råda, řada, and raða

Faroese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse ráða, from Proto-Germanic *rēdaną.

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ráða (third person singular past indicative {{{1}}}, supine {{{2}}})

  1. to advise
  2. to decide

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Icelandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse ráða, from Proto-Germanic *rēdaną, from Proto-Indo-European *rei- (reason, count). Cognate with English read, Low German raden, Dutch raden, German raten, Swedish råda, Gothic 𐌲𐌰𐍂𐌴𐌳𐌰𐌽 (garēdan). The Indo-European root is also the source of Greek αριθμος (arithmos), Old Irish immrádim, Old Church Slavonic радити (raditi).

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Verb[edit]

ráða (strong verb, third-person singular past indicative réð, third-person plural past indicative réðu, supine ráðið)

  1. (with accusative) to employ, to hire
    Hún ræður alltaf vini sína.
    She always employs her friends.
    Ég mætti bara brosandi og ég var ráðinn á staðnum.
    I just showed up smiling and I was hired on the spot.
  2. (with accusative) to solve
    Geturðu ráðið þessar gátur?
    Can you solve these riddles?
  3. (with dative) to command, control, be in control of
    Hver ræður hér í raun og veru?
    Who is really in charge here?
  4. (ditransitive, with dative and accusative) to advise (someone to do something)
    Afi minn réð mér alltaf heilt.
    My grandfather always gave me good advice.
  5. (with dative) to decide
    Ég læt þig ráða.
    I'll let you decide.

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Old Norse[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *rēdaną, from Proto-Indo-European *Hreh₁dʰ-.

Verb[edit]

ráða (singular past indicative réð, plural past indicative réðu, past participle ráðinn)

  1. (ditransitive, with dative and accusative) to advise, counsel (someone to do something)
  2. (transitive, with dative) to consult about, discuss
  3. (with dative) to devise, plan
  4. (with dative) to agree on
    réðu þeir þat þá með sér
    they settled this among themselves
  5. (with accusative) to fix, resolve
    hefi áðr ráðit brúðlaup mitt
    I have fixed my wedding day
  6. (with accusative) to hire, take into service
    bóndi sagði húsfreyju, at hann hafði Hrapp ráðit með sér
    the partisan told his wife that he had taken Hrapp into his company
  7. (with dative) to rule (over), govern
    Einarr jarl réð þá Orkneyjum
    Earl Einarr ruled the Orkneys
  8. (with dative) to rule, command, have one's way with, prevail, decide, settle
  9. (with dative) to have, possess, be master of, enjoy
  10. (with dative) to explain, read, interpret
  11. (with accusative) to read and understand (e.g. runes)

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