Ausa

Old Icelandic Dictionary - ausa

Meaning of Old Icelandic word "ausa" in English.

As defined by A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic (Geir Zoëga):

ausa Old Icelandic word can mean:

ausa
I)
ausa
(eys, jós, jósum, ausinn), v.
ausa
1) to sprinkle, pour, with dat.;
ausa
þær taka hvern dag vatn í brunninum ok ~ (viz. því) upp yfir askinn, pour it over the ash-tree;
ausa
~ síld ór netjum, to empty the nets of the herrings;
ausa
fig., ~ sauri á e-n, to bespatter with abuse;
ausa
~ e-m e-u í augu upp, to throw … in one’s face;
ausa
2) ~ e-n (or e-t) e-u, to besprinkle with a thing;
ausa
~ e-n moldu, to sprinkle with earth, to bury;
ausa
~ barn vatni, a sort of baptism in the heathen age (Sigurðr jarl jós sveininn vatni ok kallaði Hákon);
ausa
3) with acc., to bale;
ausa
~ skip upp, to bale the ship out;
ausa
fig., ~ bát sinn, to make wetter;
ausa
4) of a horse, to kick or lash out with the hind legs.
ausa
II)
ausa
f. ladle;
ausa
ekki er enn sopit, þó í ausuna sé komit, there’s many a slip ‘twixt the cup and lip.

Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛅᚢᛋᛅ

Abbreviations used:

dat.
dative.
e-m
einhverjum.
e-u
einhverju.
e-t
eitthvat.
acc.
accusative.
f.
feminine.
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