Eptir

Old Icelandic Dictionary - eptir

Meaning of Old Icelandic word "eptir" in English.

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

eptir Old Icelandic word can mean:

eptir
prep with dat. and acc.;
eptir
I. with dat.
eptir
1) with verbs of motion, after (ríða, róa, fara, ganga, senda e-m);
eptir
2) denoting the aim and object of many verbs;
eptir
leita, spyrja, frétta, ~ e-u, to search, ask, inquire after;
eptir
líta ~ e-u, to look afler, attend to;
eptir
bíða ~ e-u, to wait for;
eptir
vaka ~ e-m, to sit up waiting for one;
eptir
segja ~ e-m, to report behind one’s back;
eptir
3) following the course of a track, road, etc., along;
eptir
niðr ~ hálsinum, down the hill;
eptir
~ endilongu, from one end to the other;
eptir
~ miðju, along the middle;
eptir
4) after, according to, in accordance with (~ sið þeirra ok lögum);
eptir
hann leiddist ~ fortölum hennar, he was led by her persuasion;
eptir
gekk allt ~ því sem H. hafði sagt, according as H. had said;
eptir
5) denoting proportion, comparison;
eptir
fátt manna ~ því sem hann var vanr, few men in comparison to what he was want to have;
eptir
6) with verbs denoting imitation, indulgence, longing after;
eptir
láta ~ e-m, to indulge one;
eptir
breyta ~ e-m, to imitate;
eptir
7) behind (hann leiddi ~ sér hestinn);
eptir
fundust ~ þeim írskar bœkr, which they had left behind;
eptir
II. with acc.
eptir
1) of time, after, in succession to (vár kom ~ vetr);
eptir
hvern dag ~ annan, one day after the other;
eptir
ár ~ ár, dag ~ dag, year by year, day by day;
eptir
~ þat, after that, thereafter;
eptir
2) denoting succession, inheritance;
eptir
taka e-t í arf ~ e-n, to inherit from one;
eptir
hann tók konungdóm ~ föður sinn, after his father;
eptir
vita þá skömm ~ sik, to leave such a bad report;
eptir
skaði mikill er ~ menn slíka, there is a great loss in such men;
eptir
III. as adv.
eptir
1) after;
eptir
annat sumar ~, the second summer after;
eptir
um daginn ~, the day after;
eptir
~ um várit, later during the spring;
eptir
~ koma úsvinnum ráð, the fool is wise when too late;
eptir
2) behind;
eptir
bíða sitja ~, to wait, stay behind;
eptir
vera, standa ~, to remain behind, be left;
eptir
halda e-u ~, to keep back;
eptir
skammt get ek ~ þinnar æfi, I guess that little is left of thy life;
eptir
3) before the rel. part., ~ er = ~ þat er, after (ef maðr, andast á þingi ~ er menn eru á braut farnir);
eptir
4) ~ á, afterwards, later on;
eptir
in addition.

Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛁᛒᛏᛁᚱ

Abbreviations used:

acc.
accusative.
dat.
dative.
e-m
einhverjum.
e-u
einhverju.
etc.
et cetera.
e-t
eitthvat.
adv.
adverb.
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