verja

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Faroese[edit]

Verb[edit]

at 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 layer of paint)
  7. (transitive, with dative) to make use of, to spend (time)
Synonyms[edit]

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
Declension[edit]
Synonyms[edit]

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Norse verja.

Alternative forms[edit]

Verb[edit]

verja (present tense verjar, past tense verja, past participle verja, passive infinitve verjast, present participle verjande, imperative verja/verj)
verja (present tense ver, past tense varde, past participle vart, passive infinitive verjast, present participle verjande, imperative ver)

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

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

verja f

  1. singular definite of verje

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French verge, rod.

Noun[edit]

verja f (plural verjas)

  1. railing