smyrja

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Faroese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse smyrva, smyrja, from Proto-Germanic *smirwijaną.

Verb[edit]

smyrja (third person singular past indicative smurdi, third person plural past indicative smurdu, supine smurt)

  1. to smear

Conjugation[edit]

Conjugation of smyrja (group v-23)
infinitive smyrja
supine smurt
participle (a7)1 smyrjandi smurdur
present past
first singular smyrji smurdi
second singular smyrt smurdi
third singular smyr smurdi
plural smyrja smurdu
imperative
singular smyr!
plural smyrið!
1Only the past participle being declined.

Icelandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse smyrva, smyrja, from Proto-Germanic *smirwijaną.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

smyrja (weak verb, third-person singular past indicative smurði, supine smurt)

  1. (with accusative) to butter; to cover (e.g. a slice of bread) with butter or another spread
  2. (with accusative, by extension) to make, prepare (a slice of bread, sandwich, etc., which might have more than just a spread on it, e.g. ham, cheese, cucumber etc.)
  3. (with accusative) to cover with a fatty substance, cream, etc.; smear
  4. (with accusative) to oil, grease, lubricate
  5. (with dative, qualified with adverb or prepositional phrase indicating destination) to spread (a thick or fatty substance, etc.) onto something
  6. (with accusative) to embalm
  7. (with accusative) to anoint
  8. (with accusative, of a fox) to savage (a sheep) on the snout, making it bloody

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Verb[edit]

smyrja (present tense smyr, past tense smurde)

  1. form removed with the spelling reform of 1938; superseded by smørja

Noun[edit]

smyrja f (definite singular smyrja, indefinite plural smyrjer or smyrjor, definite plural smyrjene or smyrjone)

  1. form removed with the spelling reform of 1938; superseded by smørje

Old Norse[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *smirwijaną.

Verb[edit]

smyrja (singular past indicative smurði, plural past indicative smurðu, past participle smurðr)

  1. (transitive with accusative) to anoint, to rub with ointment

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References[edit]

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