sitja

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Catalan[edit]

historical sitges (3) in Ullastret

Etymology[edit]

Unknown, perhaps pre-Roman.

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Noun[edit]

sitja f (plural sitges)

  1. (archaic) deep hole in the ground
  2. (archaic) dungeon
    Synonym: masmorra
  3. (historical) underground silo, particularly one used for storing grain
  4. (by extension, agriculture) silo (vertical building for storing grain)
  5. charcoal pile (pile of wood burned to make charcoal)
    Synonyms: carbonera, pila de carbó

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Faroese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse sitja, from Proto-Germanic *sitjaną, from Proto-Indo-European *sed- (sit).

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Verb[edit]

sitja (third person singular past indicative sat, third person plural past indicative sótu, supine sitið)

  1. (intransitive, archaic) to sit

Icelandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse sitja, from Proto-Germanic *sitjaną, from Proto-Indo-European *sed- (sit).

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Verb[edit]

sitja (strong verb, third-person singular past indicative sat, third-person plural past indicative sátu, supine setið)

  1. (intransitive) to sit
  2. (intransitive) to ride
    • Revelation 6-11 (English and Icelandic)
      Og ég sá, og sjá: Bleikur hestur, og sá er á honum sat, hann hét Dauði, og Hel var í för með honum. Þeim var gefið vald yfir fjórða hluta jarðarinnar, til þess að deyða með sverði, með hungri og drepsótt og láta menn farast fyrir villidýrum jarðarinnar.
      I looked, and there before me was a pale horse! Its rider was named Death, and Hades was following close behind him. They were given power over a fourth of the earth to kill by sword, famine and plague, and by the wild beasts of the earth.

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse sitja, from Proto-Germanic *sitjaną, from Proto-Indo-European *sed- (sit). Akin to English sit.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /²sɪːçɑ/, /²sɪçːɑ/, /²sɪtjɑ/

Verb[edit]

sitja (present tense sit, past tense sat, past participle sete, passive infinitive sitjast, present participle sitjande, imperative sit)

  1. sit
    Sit du godt?
    Are you sitting comfortably?

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Old Norse[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *sitjaną, akin to Old English sittan, Old Saxon sittian, Old Frisian sitta, Old High German sizzen, Gothic 𐍃𐌹𐍄𐌰𐌽 (sitan). Ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *sed- (sit).

Verb[edit]

sitja (singular past indicative sat, plural past indicative sátu, past participle setinn)

  1. (intransitive) to sit
  2. (intransitive) to stay, remain

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References[edit]

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

Swazi[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Bantu *mbɪ̀gá, with an unexpected tone change and moved to class 7.

Noun[edit]

sítja class 7 (plural títja class 8)

  1. dish

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This noun needs an inflection-table template.