verpa

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Faroese[edit]

Verb[edit]

at verpa (third person singular past indicative varp, third person plural past indicative vurpu, supine vorpið)

  1. to lay (eggs)

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Norse verpa, from Proto-Germanic *werpaną.

Verb[edit]

verpa (strong verb, third-person singular past indicative varp, third-person plural past indicative urpu, supine orpið) or
verpa (weak verb, third-person singular past indicative verpti, supine verpt)

  1. (transitive, intransitive, with dative) to lay (an egg)
    Hænan verpti eggi.
    The chicken laid an egg.
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The strong conjugation is the original one, but the weak one is becoming more usual. They are also commonly mixed together.

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Etymology 2[edit]

Causative of verpa (1). From Proto-Germanic *warpijaną.

Verb[edit]

verpa (weak verb, third-person singular past indicative verpti, supine verpt)

  1. (transitive, with accusative) to twist, wind, contort
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Latin[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Possibly borrowed from a Germanic language, from Proto-Germanic *werpaną (to throw).

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Noun[edit]

verpa f (genitive verpae); first declension

  1. (vulgar) a penis, a dick

Declension[edit]

First declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative verpa verpae
genitive verpae verpārum
dative verpae verpīs
accusative verpam verpās
ablative verpā verpīs
vocative verpa verpae

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Old Norse[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *werpaną (to throw, cast). Cognate with Old English weorpan, Old Frisian werpa, Old Saxon werpan, Old High German werfan, Old High German 𐍅𐌰𐌹𐍂𐍀𐌰𐌽 (wairpan).

Verb[edit]

verpa (singular past indicative varp, plural past indicative urpu, past participle orpinn)

  1. to throw, cast
  2. to lay eggs
  3. to guess, calculate

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