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From the verb virða ‎(to respect) + -st ‎(a suffix which turns verbs into middle voice verbs). See also the appendix about the Icelandic middle voice verbs.



  1. to seem, look like, to appear to be

Derived terms[edit]

  • mér virðist (it seems to me)
    Mér virðist að þetta sé besti staðurinn.
    It seems to me that this is the best place.
  • að því er virðist (as it seems to me)
    Þetta listaverk er að því er virðist mikils virði.
    This piece of art is as it seems to me, highly valuable.
  • virðist vera (it seems to be)
    Þetta virðist vera betlari.
    It seems to be a beggar.