snúa

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Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse snúa, from Proto-Germanic *snōwaną, from Proto-Indo-European *sneh₁(i)- (to wind; twist; braid; plait).

Verb[edit]

snúa (ri-verb, third-person singular past indicative sneri or snéri, supine snúið)

  1. (with dative) to turn syn.
  2. (with dative) to face syn.
    Hvor hliðin snýr niður?
    Which side faces downwards?
  3. (with dative, informal) to translate, to render syn.
  4. (with dative) to change somebody's mind, to convert somebody syn.
  5. (with dative) to make someone run errands syn.
  6. (with accusative) to twine, to twist syn.

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