spyrja

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Faroese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse spyrja, from Proto-Germanic *spurjaną.

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Verb[edit]

spyrja (third person singular past indicative spurdi, third person plural past indicative spurdu, supine spurt)

  1. to ask
    Hví spyrt tú meg?
    Why do you ask me?

Conjugation[edit]

Conjugation of spyrja (group v-23)
infinitive spyrja
supine spurt
participle (a7)1 spyrjandi spurdur
present past
first singular spyrji spurdi
second singular spyrt spurdi
third singular spyr spurdi
plural spyrja spurdu
imperative
singular spyr!
plural spyrið!
1Only the past participle being declined.

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Icelandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse spyrja, from Proto-Germanic *spurjaną. Cognate with Old English spyrian, German spüren, Danish spørge.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

spyrja (weak verb, third-person singular past indicative spurði, supine spurt)

  1. to ask

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This verb needs an inflection-table template.


Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Verb[edit]

spyrja (present tense spør, past tense spurde, past participle spurt)

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 form removed with the spelling reform of 1938; superseded by spørja

Old Norse[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *spurjaną.

Verb[edit]

spyrja

  1. to trace steps or footprints
  2. to investigate, to find out
  3. to ask
  4. to hear, be informed of

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References[edit]

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