Dvelja

Old Icelandic Dictionary - dvelja

Meaning of Old Icelandic word "dvelja" in English.

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

dvelja Old Icelandic word can mean:

dvelja
(dvel, dvalda, dvaldr or dvalinn), v.
dvelja
1) to delay; ~ för es, to delay one’s journey; ~ ferð sína, to put off one’s (own) journey; ~ dóm, to defer judgement; ~ ráð fyrir konu, to put off a woman’s marriage; gátu þeir hann eptir dvalit, they managed to keep him back; ~ en frá e-u, to keep one from doing a thing; absol., dvaldi þat fyrir ferð þeirra, it delayed their journey;
dvelja
2) = ~st, to tarry (ok vildu eigi ~ ok eigi biða Ólafs konungs); dvel eigi, tarry not!, make haste!;
dvelja
3) with acc. of time, to wait, stay (konungr dvaldi mestan hluta sumars á Hálogalandi); ~ stund es, to hold one up; ~ af stundir, to kill the time;
dvelja
4) refl., ~st, to stay, make a stay (dvaldist þar um hríð); sá dagr mun ~, that day will be long in coming; ~ munu stundirnar áðr en sagt er allt þat, er ek veit, it will lake many hours, it will be a long time before all is told; ef þat delst, at ek koma eigi hingat, I should be hindered from coming; impers., dvaldist þeim þar lengi, they made a long stay there; dvaldist þeim þar at því, in (doing) that they lost much time.

Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛏᚢᛁᛚᛁᛅ

Abbreviations used:

e-u
einhverju.
absol.
absolute, absolutely.
acc.
accusative.
impers.
impersonal.
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