síga

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See also: siga and sığa

Faroese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse síga, from Proto-Germanic *sīganą. More at sie.

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at síga (third person singular past indicative seig, third person plural past indicative sigu, supine sigið)

  1. (intransitive) to sink, slowly descend
  2. (intransitive) to descend by rope (e.g. when fetching eggs from bird cliffs)
  3. (transitive) to lower (someone) by rope
  4. (intransitive) to subside

Icelandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse síga, from Proto-Germanic *sīganą. More at sie.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

síga (strong verb, third-person singular past indicative seig, third-person plural past indicative sigu, supine sigið)

  1. (intransitive) to sink, to slowly descend syn.
  2. (intransitive, of land, mounds, etc.) to subside
  3. (intransitive) to descend by rope (e.g. when fetching eggs from bird cliffs)
  4. (intransitive) to prolapse, to move out of place; especially for an internal organ to protrude beyond its normal position syn.

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Note: the past forms , sést are much less common than seig, seigst.

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