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hefja

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Life at the greatest and best is but a froward child, that must be humored and coaxed a little till it falls asleep, and then all the care is over.
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Icelandic

Etymology

From Old Norse hefja.

Verb

hefja (strong declension: hófhófumhafið)

  1. (transitive) to lift
  2. (transitive) to begin, start

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