segjast

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Icelandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the verb segja (to say) + -st (a suffix which turns verbs into middle voice verbs). See also the appendix about the Icelandic middle voice verbs.

Verb[edit]

segjast (sagðist - sögðust - sagst)

  1. to say

Usage notes[edit]

  • The verb segjast is mostly used in indirect speech when talking about oneself.
    Hann segist vera duglegur. = Hann segir að hann sé duglegur.
    He says he's hard-working.