EltaOld Icelandic Dictionary - elta
Meaning of Old Icelandic word "elta" in English.
As defined by A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic (Geir Zoëga):
elta Old Icelandic word can mean:
- (elta, eltr), v.
- 1) to knead (e. leir); ek skal yðra búð e. (belabour) með klungrum;
- 2) to chase, pursue; e. óxn með vendi, to drive cattle with a goad; e. sauði, to run after sheep;
- refl., eltast eptir e-m, to pursue eagerly.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛁᛚᛏᛅ
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