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1yfir prep / adv

over, about
A. prep (acc)
1. (um hreyfingu/of movement) across, over
hn ~ na
she waded across the river
hann stkk ~ slna
he jumped over the bar
hengdu lampann ~ bori
hang the lamp over the table
2. (um tma/of time)
hann verur ar ~ daginn
he will be there for the day
fram ~ jl
until after Christmas
3. (um) about, of
or ~ e-
words to express sth
listi ~ nfn
list of names
4. (um stu/of position)
hann var settur ~ flokkinn
he was put in charge of the group
5. (umfram/in excess of)
sofa ~ sig
a kostar ~ 100 krnur
it costs more than 100 krnur
vera kominn ~ fertugt
be more than forty (over forty years old)
etta hefur kosti fram ~ hitt
this is to be preferred, this has more to recommend it than the other
B. (dat)
1. (um stasetningu/of place) over, above
myndin er ~ borinu
the picture is over the table
lampinn er ~ borinu
the lamp is over/above the table
hafa kpu ~ sr
have a coat over one's shoulders
2. (um stu/of position)
hann er ~ mr fyrirtkinu
he is above me in the company
biskup ~ slandi
Bishop of Iceland
3. (um stu/of cause) on account of, about
reiast ~ e-u
get angry about sth
glejast ~ e-u
be glad about sth
lta vel ~ e-u
be positive about sth
4. phrases
lsa ~ e-u
declare/announce sth
standa ~ e-m
stand over sby, hang over sby
C. adv
vera frakka utan ~
wear a coat on top, have a coat on top
komdu hrna ~ til mn!
come over here!
fara ~ um
go overboard, go round the bend, lose control
standa ~
last, be in progress

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