sakna

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Icelandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse sakna.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

sakna ‎(weak verb, third-person singular past indicative saknaði, supine saknað)

  1. (transitive, with genitive) to miss, to long for
  2. (transitive, with genitive) to miss, to lack, to be without

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse sakna.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

sakna ‎(present tense saknar, past tense sakna, past participle sakna, passive infinitive saknast, present participle saknande, imperative sakna/sakn)

  1. miss, lack
    Denne soga saknar like.
    This story lacks a parallel.
  2. be missing
    Tre turistar er sakna i fjellet.
    Three tourists have gone missing in the mountains.
  3. miss, have a longing for something
    Eg saknar familien min.
    I miss my family.

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Old Norse[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From saka ‎(to blame, scathe). Compare Gothic 𐍃𐌰𐌺𐌰𐌽 ‎(sakan, to dispute, quarrel).

Verb[edit]

sakna ‎(singular past indicative saknaða, plural past indicative sǫknuðu, past participle saknaðr)

  1. miss

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

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

Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Swedish sakna, from Old Norse sakna ‎(miss).

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

sakna ‎(present saknar, preterite saknade, supine saknat, imperative sakna)

  1. to miss, to lack, to want, to be without
    Jag saknar dig.
    I miss you.
    Cykeln saknar ett hjul.
    The bicycle lacks a wheel.

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