spá

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See also: SPA, spa, Spa, SpA, spA, spå, and śpa

Icelandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse spá (to foretell, prophesy), from Proto-Germanic *spahōną, *spēhōną (to observe), from Proto-Indo-European *speḱ- (to look). Cognate to Scots spae.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

spá f (genitive singular spár, nominative plural spár)

  1. a prophecy syn.
  2. (medicine) a prognosis (a forecast of the future course of a disease or disorder, based on medical knowledge) syn.
  3. a weather forecast syn.

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Verb[edit]

spá (weak verb, third-person singular past indicative spáði, supine spáð)

  1. (transitive, with dative object) to forecast, to predict

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This verb needs an inflection-table template.

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Old Norse[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *spahō.

Noun[edit]

spá f (genitive spár)

  1. a prophecy
    sjaldan hafa spár mínar átt langan aldr
    (please add an English translation of this usage example)
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *spahōną, *spēhōną.

Verb[edit]

spá (singular past indicative spáði, plural past indicative spáðu, past participle spáðr)

  1. (ditransitive, with dative and accusative (or genitive)) to prophesy, to foretell (something to someone)
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References[edit]

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