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hætta

hætta

Icelandic

Noun

hætta f (genitive singular hættu, nominative plural hættur)

  1. danger
  2. hazard, jeopardy
  3. peril
Declension
Synonyms
  • (hazard): tvísýna f
  • (peril): háski m

Etymology 2

From Old Norse hætta, from Proto-Germanic *hanhtijaną. In the sense “stop” an unstressed prefix has likely been dropped, perhaps *ab-.

Verb

hætta (weak verb, third-person singular past indicative hætti, supine hætt)

  1. (transitive, governs dative) to risk (put at risk), jeopardize
  2. (transitive, intransitive, governs dative) to quit, stop, cease, cut out, discontinue
    Ég hættireykja.
    I stopped smoking.
    Hættu!
    Stop!
Conjugation
Synonyms
  • (cease): taka fyrir
Derived terms

References


Old Swedish

Etymology

From Old Norse hetta, from Proto-Germanic *hattijǭ.

Noun

hætta f

  1. hood

Declension

Descendants

  • Swedish: hätta