Benda

Old Icelandic Dictionary - benda

Meaning of Old Icelandic word "benda" in English.

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

benda Old Icelandic word can mean:

benda
I)
benda
(-nda, -ndr), v. to beckon, make a size with the head or hand (~ e-m til sín, at fylgja sér);
benda
with acc., ~ e-t fyrir, to forebode, betoken.
benda
II)
benda
(-nda, -ndr), v. to bend (~ sverð um kné sér);
benda
~ boga, to bend a bow;
benda
~ höfuðit, to bow the head;
benda
refl., ~st á um e-t, to dispute, contest about.
benda
III)
benda
f. band, tie (cf. höfuð~).

Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛒᛁᚾᛏᛅ

Abbreviations used:

e-m
einhverjum.
e-t
eitthvat.
acc.
accusative.
f.
feminine.
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