vagga

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Icelandic[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Answering to Faroese vagga, Norwegian vagge, Swedish vagga. Compare English wag and German wacken.

Verb[edit]

vagga (weak verb, third-person singular past indicative vaggaði, supine vaggað)

  1. (transitive, with dative) to move (something) back and forth in a swaying motion; to rock
  2. (intransitive) to move back and forth in a swaying motion; to rock
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Norse vagga (cradle), from the verb. Cognate with Faroese vøgga, Norwegian Nynorsk vogge, Swedish vagga, Danish vugge.

Noun[edit]

vagga f (genitive singular vöggu, nominative plural vöggur)

  1. cradle
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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse vaga.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

vagga (present tense vaggar, past tense vagga, past participle vagga, passive infinitive vaggast, present participle vaggande, imperative vagg)

  1. to waddle, to rock, to sway

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Old Norse[edit]

Noun[edit]

vagga f (genitive vǫggu)

  1. cradle

Declension[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Icelandic: vagga
  • Faroese: vagga
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: vogge
  • Norwegian Bokmål: vugge
  • Swedish: vagga
  • Danish: vugge

References[edit]

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

Pali[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Sanskrit वर्ग (varga, group)

Noun[edit]

vagga m

  1. company
  2. section (e.g. of a book)
  3. group
  4. (grammar) group of consonants with a property in common, such as place of articulation

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Etymology 2[edit]

From Sanskrit व्यग्र (vyagra)

Adjective[edit]

vagga

  1. separated
  2. incomplete
  3. dissentious

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Swedish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

vagga c

  1. a cradle; a bed for a baby that can be oscillating or swinging back and forth
  2. a cradle; the place where something has its origin

Declension[edit]

Declension of vagga 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative vagga vaggan vaggor vaggorna
Genitive vaggas vaggans vaggors vaggornas

Verb[edit]

vagga (present vaggar, preterite vaggade, supine vaggat, imperative vagga)

  1. to cradle, to rock (a baby to sleep)
  2. to rock, to move gently back and forth

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