við

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See also: vid, vith, viď, vid., and víð

Faroese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Norse við.

Preposition[edit]

við

  1. (with accusative or with dative) with
  2. (with accusative) beside, near
  3. (with accusative) in
Antonyms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

See viður.

Noun[edit]

við

  1. accusative singular of viður

Icelandic[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Norse vit, the first-person dual personal pronoun; the plural was vér.

Pronoun[edit]

við

  1. (personal pronoun) we, nominative plural form of the personal pronoun ég (I)
    Við erum vinir.We are friends.
Declension[edit]
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Norse við.

Preposition[edit]

við

  1. (with accusative) beside, near, next to
    Ég stend við vegginn.I'm standing next to the wall.
  2. (with accusative, idiomatic, between people) with, to
Derived terms[edit]

Old Norse[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Noun[edit]

við f (genitive viðjar, plural viðjar)

  1. withy, withe; collar
    viðjar af gulli
    collars of gold

Descendants[edit]

  • Westrobothnian: wiri, virj, gverj

Etymology 2[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Preposition[edit]

við

  1. (with dative)
    1. against
    2. (of direction) towards, against
      horfa við e-m
      to look towards, to face
    3. (sociative) along with
    4. (instrumental) with
    5. among
    6. (denoting barter, exchange) against, for
    7. (denoting remedy) against
    8. (denoting contest) against
  2. (with accusative)
    • Vǫluspá in skamma 13.
      Haf gengr hríðum / við himin sjalfan…
    1. by, at close to
    2. (about time) towards, at
      við sólarsetr
      at sunset
    3. (about a person) towards, respecting, regarding
    4. (of cause) by, at
      falla við hǫgg
      to fall by a stroke
    5. as compared with, set off against
    6. according to

Descendants[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

Noun[edit]

við

  1. accusative singular of viðr

References[edit]

  • viðr in A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic, G. T. Zoëga, Clarendon Press, 1910, at Internet Archive.