sjá

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See also: sjå and sją̊

Icelandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse séa, sjá, from Proto-Germanic *sehwaną, from Proto-Indo-European *sekʷ- (to see, notice).

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

sjá (strong verb, third-person singular past indicative , third-person plural past indicative sáu, supine séð)

  1. to see, to sense or perceive with one's eyes
    Sérðu illa?Nei, ég mjög vel.
    Have you got bad eyesight? — No, I see very well.
  2. to see, to perceive, to spot
  3. to see, to understand
    Þú hlýtur að sjá hvað þetta er asnaleg hugmynd!
    You must see what a stupid idea this is!

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Old Norse[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From the same ultimate origin as and þat. Related to Old English se. Cognate with Old English þes, Old High German dese, English this and German diese.

Pronoun[edit]

sjá (neuter þetta)

  1. (demonstrative) this, that (referring to both persons and things)
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *sehwaną (to see) (for cognates see there). Ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *sekʷ- (to see, notice).

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Verb[edit]

sjá

  1. to see
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Descendants[edit]
  • Icelandic: sjá
  • Faroese: síggja, sjá
  • Norwegian:
    • Norwegian Nynorsk: sjå
    • Norwegian Bokmål: se
  • Old Swedish: sēa, sīa
  • Old Danish:
    • Danish: se
  • Westrobothnian: si (sjå)
  • Elfdalian: sją̊
  • Jamtish: sjá
  • Gutnish: seie
  • Scanian:

References[edit]

  • sjá in A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic, G. T. Zoëga, Clarendon Press, 1910, at Internet Archive.

Etymology 3[edit]

See the etymology of the main entry.

Verb[edit]

sjá

  1. first-person singular present active subjunctive of vera

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