veita

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See also: veîta

Icelandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse veita (grant, give), from Proto-Germanic *waitijaną (causative of Proto-Germanic *witaną), from Proto-Indo-European *woyd-éye-ti, causative derivation of the root Proto-Indo-European *weyd- (know). Cognate with Old Frisian wēta (claim, testify) and Old High German weizen (show, prove).

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Verb[edit]

veita (weak verb, third-person singular past indicative veitti, supine veitt)

  1. (ditransitive, governs the dative and accusative) to give somebody something, to grant, to offer
    Hún veitti mér verðlaun.
    She gave me an award.
  2. (transitive, governs the dative) to pipe water
  3. (impersonal) used in set phrases

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