spinna

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Faroese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse spinna, from Proto-Germanic *spinnaną. Compare Icelandic and Swedish spinna, Norwegian spinne, Danish spinde, English spin, Dutch and German spinnen.

Verb[edit]

spinna (third person singular past indicative spann, third person plural past indicative spunnu, supine spunnið)

  1. to spin

Conjugation[edit]

Conjugation of spinna (group v-44)
infinitive spinna
supine spunnið
participle (a34)1 spinnandi spunnin
present past
first singular spinni spann
second singular spinnur spanst
third singular spinnur spann
plural spinna spunnu
imperative
singular spinn!
plural spinnið!
1Only the past participle being declined.

Icelandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse spinna, from Proto-Germanic *spinnaną. Compare Faroese and Swedish spinna, Norwegian spinne, Danish spinde, English spin, Dutch and German spinnen.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

spinna (strong verb, third-person singular past indicative spann, third-person plural past indicative spunnu, supine spunnið)

  1. (transitive, with accusative) to spin

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Old Norse[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *spinnaną.

Verb[edit]

spinna (singular past indicative spann, plural past indicative spunnu, past participle spunninn)

  1. spin

Conjugation[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Icelandic: spinna
  • Faroese: spinna
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: spinne
  • Norwegian Bokmål: spinne
  • Old Swedish: spinna
  • Danish: spinde

References[edit]

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

Old Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse spinna, from Proto-Germanic *spinnaną.

Verb[edit]

spinna

  1. to spin

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Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Swedish spinna, from Old Norse spinna, from Proto-Germanic *spinnaną. Cognate with Danish spinde, Norwegian spinne, Icelandic spinna, English spin, Dutch spinnen and German spinnen.

Verb[edit]

spinna (present spinner, preterite spann, supine spunnit, imperative spinn)

  1. to spin; to turn around quickly
  2. to spin; to make yarn
  3. to purr (of a cat, to make a vibrating sound in its throat when contented)
  4. to create or extend a story from a given, fundamental seed

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