Blóta

Old Icelandic Dictionary - blóta

Meaning of Old Icelandic word "blóta" in English.

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

blóta Old Icelandic word can mean:

blóta
I)
blóta
(blœt; blét, blétum; blótinn), v.
blóta
1) to worship, to worship with sacrifice, with acc. of that which is worshipped; ~ hof, lund, fors, heiðit goð, álfa, heiðnar vættir, lifandi menn, to worship temple, grove, waterfall, &c.; very rare with dat. (~ goðum);
blóta
2) to sacrifice, with dat. of the object sacrificed (~ mönnum ok fé); absol., ~ til friðar, sigrs, langlífis, árs, byrjar, to make a sacrifice for peace, victory, long life, good season, fair wind.
blóta
II)
blóta
(að), v.
blóta
1) = ~ (blœt, etc.);
blóta
2) to curse, with dat. = banna (bið þú fyr þeim, er þér ~); absol., to swear;
blóta
refl., ~st, to go about swearing.

Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛒᛚᚢᛏᛅ

Abbreviations used:

acc.
accusative.
dat.
dative.
absol.
absolute, absolutely.
etc.
et cetera.
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