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renna

renna

Faroese

Noun

renna f (genitive singular rennu, plural rennur)

  1. drain
Declension
Declension of renna
f1 singular plural
indefinite definite indefinite definite
nominative renna rennan rennur rennurnar
accusative rennu rennuna rennur rennurnar
dative rennu rennuni rennum rennunum
genitive rennu rennunnar renna rennanna

Etymology 2

From Old Norse renna (1), alteration of earlier rinna, influenced by the weak verb renna (2) (whence Faroese renna (3)).

Verb

renna (third person singular past indicative rann, third person plural past indicative runnu, supine runnið)

  1. (of liquid) to flow, run
  2. to melt
  3. to run (move quickly)
  4. (of the sun) to rise, come up
Conjugation

Etymology 3

From Old Norse renna (2).

Verb

renna (third person singular past indicative rendi, third person plural past indicative rendu, supine rent)

  1. to cause (a liquid) to flow; to pour
  2. to throw out, off balance, etc.
Conjugation

Icelandic

Etymology 1

Probably from an Old Norse *renna (from Proto-Germanic *rannijǭ), yielding also Faroese renna (1), Norwegian renne, Swedish ränna, Danish rende. Also related to Gothic 𐍂𐌹𐌽𐌽𐍉 (rinno), Old High German rinna (both, from Proto-Germanic *rinnǭ).

Noun

renna f (genitive singular rennu, nominative plural rennur)

  1. (archaic) flow, stream
  2. channel, duct
  3. drain
Declension

Etymology 2

From Old Norse renna (1), from earlier rinna, from Proto-Germanic *rinnaną; the alteration i > e is due to influence from the weak verb renna (2) (whence Icelandic renna (3)).

Verb

renna (strong verb, third-person singular past indicative rann, third-person plural past indicative runnu, supine runnið)

  1. (of liquid) to flow, run
    Saxelfur rennur um Tékkland og Þýskaland. – The Elbe flows through the Czech Republic and Germany.
  2. (of anything solid) to glide, slide (move over a surface)
    Skeiðin rann eftir endilöngu eldhúsborðinu. – The spoon slid the whole length of the kitchen table.
  3. (of a person) to slip, slide (lose one’s balance on a slippery surface)
    Kormákur rann á ísnum og lenti á höfðinu.
  4. (archaic) to run (move quickly)
  5. to rise, grow
  6. to melt

Conjugation

Synonyms

Etymology 3

From Old Norse renna (2), from Proto-Germanic *rannijaną. Causative of renna (2).

Verb

renna (weak verb, third-person singular past indicative renndi, supine rennt)

  1. (transitive, with dative) to cause (a liquid) to flow; to pour
  2. (transitive, with dative) to melt
  3. (transitive, with dative) to cause (e.g. a horse) to run
  4. (transitive, with dative) to slide (something or someone) (across a surface or downhill)
Conjugation

Italian

Etymology

From French renne, from Icelandic hreinn.

Noun

renna f (plural renne)

  1. reindeer

Synonyms


Norwegian Nynorsk

Alternative forms

Etymology 1

From Old Norse renna (1), earlier rinna.

Verb

renna

  1. to run, flow

Etymology 2

From Old Norse renna (2).

Verb

renna

  1. to cause (something or someone) to run, flow

References


Old Frisian

Alternative forms

Etymology

From Proto-Germanic *rinnaną (to run, to flow), *rannijaną (to cause to run).

Verb

renna

  1. to run

Conjugation


Old Norse

Etymology 1

Alteration of earlier rinna, influenced by renna (2).

Verb

renna

  1. (Old West Norse) Alternative form of rinna.

Etymology 2

Causative of rinna, from Proto-Germanic *rannijaną. Cognate with Old Saxon rennian, Old High German rennen.

Verb

renna

  1. (transitive) to cause (a liquid) to flow; to pour
  2. (transitive) to melt (something)
Descendants
  • Norwegian (nynorsk): renna
  • Swedish: ränna

References

  • renna in Geir T. Zoëga (1910) A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic, Oxford: Clarendon Press