slita

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse slíta.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

slita (present tense slit, past tense sleit, past participle slite, present participle slitande, imperative slit)

  1. to tear, pull hard
    • 1895, Arne Garborg, Haugtussa:
      I meg du enno riv og slit i dine Baand.
      Within me, you still pull and tear at your restraints.
  2. to wear out
    • 1862, Aasta Hansteen, (translated from Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson), "Visa hans Upplands-Knut"
      Ho gøymde huva i tjuge aar, maatte 'ke slita henne ut []
      She saved the hat for twenty years, did not want to wear it out []
  3. to work hard, toil
    • 1861, Aasmund Olavsson Vinje, "Ferdaminni fraa Sumaren 1860":
      I mi Fødebygd, saag eg vel, at Kvendi maatte slita tungt, og til armare og meir uvitande Folk var, til meir sleit Kona.
      Where I was born, I saw clearly that the women had to toil hard, and the poorer and more ignorant people were, the more the wife toiled.

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Old Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse slíta, from Proto-Germanic *slītaną.

Verb[edit]

slīta

  1. to tear apart
  2. to tear (something from someone's hands)
  3. to wear (out)
  4. to disband

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Swedish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Swedish slīta, from Old Norse slíta, from Proto-Germanic *slītaną, from Proto-Indo-European *slaid-, *sled-.

Verb[edit]

slita

  1. to wear (out)
  2. to tear (something from someone's hands)
  3. to labour, to work (really hard)

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