Elda

Old Icelandic Dictionary - elda

Meaning of Old Icelandic word "elda" in English.

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

elda Old Icelandic word can mean:

elda
(elda, eldr), v.
elda
1) to light, kindle a fire (hann eldir undir katlinum); with dat. of the fuel (~ viði);
elda
2) to kindle, light, set fire to, with acc.; ~ vita, to kindle a beacon; fig., e. hug e-s, to kindle one’s mind; ek skal yðra húð e. knáliga með klungrum, I shall make you smart;
elda
3) to heat, warm (~ hús, ~ ofn til brauðs) to smelt; fig. ~ grátt silfr, to be bad friends;
elda
4) impers., eldi hér lengi af með þeim brœðrum, the spark of resentment was long felt among the brothers;
elda
5) it clears up; eldi nokkut élit (acc.), the shower cleared up a little; nótt (acc.) eldir, the night brightens, the day dawns.

Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛁᛚᛏᛅ

Abbreviations used:

dat.
dative.
e-s
einhvers.
acc.
accusative.
impers.
impersonal.
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