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hrífa

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Icelandic

Etymology 1

From the Old Norse hrífa (rake). Cognate with Danish rive.

Noun

hrífa f. (hrífu, hrífur)

  1. a rake

Etymology 2

Most likely from the same root as the verb hrifsa (to snatch, to grab). From the Old Norse hrífa. Compare the English rive.

Verb

hrífa (hreif, hrifu, hrifið)

  1. (with accusative) to enchant, to carry away, to move somebody
  2. to become effective, to take effect
    Lyfið hreif mjög fljótt.
    The drug took effect very quickly.
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