Bila

Old Icelandic Dictionary - bila

Meaning of Old Icelandic word "bila" in English.

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

bila Old Icelandic word can mean:

bila
(að), v.
bila
1) to give way, break, crack;
bila
þá er skipit hljóp af stokkunum, þá bilaði í skarar nökkurar, some of the seams gave way;
bila
2) with dat., flestum bilar áræðit, most people lose heart;
bila
with infin., Þórr vill fyrir engan mun ~ at koma til einvígis, Th. will by no means fail to meet;
bila
3) impers., hug ok áræði mun mik aldregi ~, I shall never be wanting in courage and pluck.

Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛒᛁᛚᛅ

Abbreviations used:

dat.
dative.
n.
neuter.
impers.
impersonal.
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