setja

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Icelandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse setja, from Proto-Germanic *satjaną.

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setja ‎(weak verb, third-person singular past indicative setti, supine sett)

  1. (transitive, governs the accusative) to put, to place something somewhere syn.
    Nennirðu að setja forritunarbókina mína á borðið?
    Could put my programming book on the table?
  2. (ditransitive, governs the accusative, dative) to fix (something for somebody), to determine (something regarding somebody), to decide (something for somebody) syn.
    Hann 'setti sér það markmið að grennast.
    He was determined to loose weight.
    Við settum okkur að leysa öll dæmin fyrir prófið.
    We decided to solve all the problems before the examination.
  3. (transitive, governs the accusative, formal) to formally open syn.
    setja fund.
    To open a meeting.
  4. (ditransitive, governs the accusative, dative) (for someone) to suppose (something) syn.
  5. (transitive, governs the accusative) to typeset syn.
  6. (impersonal) used in set phrases
    Eigum við ekki að sjá hvað setur?
    How about we see what happens?
    Mig setti hljóða eftir símtalið.
    I couldn't speak after the phone call.
    Það sótti að mér kulda.
    I felt cold.
    Þegar hann minntist látinnar konu sinnar setti honum ákafan grát.
    He began crying immensely upon remembering his deceased wife.

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Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse setja, from Proto-Germanic *satjaną.

Verb[edit]

setja ‎(present tense set, past tense sette, past participle sett, passive infinitive setjast, present participle setjande, imperative set)

  1. put something in an upright position
    Eg set stolen her.
    I'll put the chair here.

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