Detta

Old Icelandic Dictionary - detta

Meaning of Old Icelandic word "detta" in English.

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

detta Old Icelandic word can mean:

detta
(dett; datt, duttum; dottinn), v. to drop, fall;
detta
~ niðr dauðr, to drop down dead;
detta
duttu þær ofan, they tumbled down;
detta
sauðfénaðr datt niðr unnvörpum (dropped down, died suddenly, in heaps) í megrð;
detta
spjót dettr ór hendi e-m, the spear drops out of one’s hand;
detta
dauðinn dettr á, comes on suddenly;
detta
datt norðanveðrit í logn, the north wind fell altogether;
detta
láta e-t ~ niðr, to let a matter drop.

Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛏᛁᛏᛏᛅ

Abbreviations used:

e-m
einhverjum.
e-t
eitthvat.
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