verpa

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Faroese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

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

  1. to lay (eggs)
  2. (transitive, intransitive, with accusative) to lay (an egg)
    Hønan varp eitt egg.The chicken laid an egg.

Conjugation[edit]

Conjugation of verpa (group v-49)
infinitive verpa
supine vorpið
participle (a34)1 verpandi vorpin
present past
first singular verpi varp
second singular verpur varpst
third singular verpur varp
plural verpa vurpu
imperative
singular verp!
plural verpið!
1Only the past participle being declined.

Icelandic[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

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, with dative) to throw
  2. (transitive, intransitive, with dative) to lay (an egg)
    Hænan verpti eggi.
    The chicken laid an egg.
Usage notes[edit]

The strong conjugation is the original one, but the weak one is becoming more usual. They are also commonly mixed together.

Conjugation[edit]

Strong conjugation:

Weak conjugation:

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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]

Etymology[edit]

Possibly borrowed from a Germanic language, related to Proto-Germanic *werpaną (to throw). More likely from Proto-Italic source for “to turn round, to roll” via Proto-Indo-European *welw-, *wel- (to turn, wind, round).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

verpa f (genitive verpae); first declension

  1. (vulgar) a penis with the foreskin retracted, especially when erect
  2. (vulgar) an erection, a hard-on

Declension[edit]

First-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative verpa verpae
Genitive verpae verpārum
Dative verpae verpīs
Accusative verpam verpās
Ablative verpā verpīs
Vocative verpa verpae

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Related terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Translingual: Verpa

References[edit]

  • verpa in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • verpa in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • verpa in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette

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, Gothic 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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