veifa

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Icelandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse veifa, from Proto-Germanic *waibjō, from Proto-Indo-European *weyp-.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

veifa (weak verb, third-person singular past indicative veifaði, supine veifað)

  1. (transitive, with dative) to swing
    Synonyms: vingsa, sveifla
  2. (transitive, with dative) to wave
    Synonym: vinka

Conjugation[edit]

Noun[edit]

veifa f (genitive singular veifu, nominative plural veifur)

  1. pennant, flag

Declension[edit]


Old Norse[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *waibijaną, whence also Gothic 𐌱𐌹𐍅𐌰𐌹𐌱𐌾𐌰𐌽 (biwaibjan).

Verb[edit]

veifa

  1. to wave

Conjugation[edit]

This verb needs an inflection-table template.

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

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