rétta

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Icelandic[edit]

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rétta (weak verb, third-person singular past indicative rétti, supine rétt)

  1. to straighten
  2. to hand, pass

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rétta (weak verb, third-person singular past indicative réttaði, supine réttaði)

  1. to hold a court of law
  2. to hold a sorting of sheep or horses (where each farmer's animals are sorted from a mixed group)

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Old Norse[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *rihtijaną (to make right).

Verb[edit]

rétta (singular past indicative rétti, plural past indicative -ttu, past participle -ttr)

  1. to make straight, straighten
    Antonyms: beygja, kreppa
  2. to stretch out, stretch
  3. to raise, right a capsized boat
  4. to rise
    hann rétti eigi ór rekkju
    he didn't get out of bed
  5. to put right, adjust, align

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References[edit]

  • rétta in Geir T. Zoëga (1910) A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic, Oxford: Clarendon Press