breiða

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This verb can mean COVER, SPREAD and PULL.

Coding frame

Example

(3)
Konan breiddi teppið yfir drenginn.
kona-n
woman-the.nom
breiddi
covered
teppi-ð
carpet-the.acc
yfir
over
dreng-inn
boy-the.acc
‘The woman pulled the carpet over the boy. / The woman covered the boy with the carpet.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# COVER Coding set Argument type
1 coverer NP-nom & V.agr A
2 cover NP-acc P
3 covered thing yfir+NP-acc X

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
C
R y
(140)
‘The blanket covered the man. / The man was covered by the blanket.’
C
M y
(229)
‘The blanked was pulled over him.’
U
N n
U
N n
C
N y
C
N y
C
N y
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n
C
N y
C
N y
U
N n
C
N y
C
N y
U
N n
U
N n
C
N y
C
N y
U
N n
U
N n