verja

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Faroese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse verja, from Proto-Germanic *warjaną.

Verb[edit]

verja (third person singular past indicative vardi, third person plural past indicative vardu, supine vart)

  1. to defend
  2. to protect

Conjugation[edit]

Related terms[edit]

  • verji (guardian, defender)

Icelandic[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Norse verja, from Proto-Germanic *warjaną.

Verb[edit]

verja (weak verb, third-person singular past indicative varði, supine varið)

  1. (transitive, with accusative) to defend, guard, protect
  2. (law, transitive, with accusative) to defend (represent [a defendant] in a court of law)
  3. (ditransitive, with accusative and dative) to protect (something [acc.]) against (something [dat.])
  4. (transitive, with dative) to prevent
  5. (ditransitive, with dative and accusative) to prevent (someone, something [dat.]) from entering, taking (something [acc.])
  6. (transitive, with accusative) to cover with a protective layer or coating (e.g. corrugated iron or a coat of paint)
  7. (transitive, with dative) to make use of, to spend (time)
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Norse verja, from Proto-Germanic *warjǭ.

Noun[edit]

verja f (genitive singular verju, nominative plural verjur)

  1. armour, protection
  2. contraceptive device, especially referring to a condom
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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Norse verja, from Proto-Germanic *warjaną.

Alternative forms[edit]

Verb[edit]

verja (present tense verjar or ver, past tense verja or varde, supine verja or vart, past participle verja or vard, present participle verjande, imperative verj)

  1. to defend, protect
    Kven skal verja oss no?
    Who is going to protect us now?

Etymology 2[edit]

See the etymology of the main entry.

Noun[edit]

verja f

  1. definite singular of verje

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French verge (rod).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

verja f (plural verjas)

  1. gate, railing (usually an iron gate with balusters)
  2. fence (often made of trellis)
    Synonyms: cerca, valla

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