Eyða

Old Icelandic Dictionary - eyða

Meaning of Old Icelandic word "eyða" in English.

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

eyða Old Icelandic word can mean:

eyða
(-dda, -ddr), v.
eyða
1) to make empty (auðr), clear of, deprive of its contents (~ allan fjörðinn bæði at mönnum ok fé); ~ bygð (bœi ok borgir, heröð), to desolate, lay waste;
eyða
2) to desert, depart from (féllu sumir, en sumir eyddu hálfrýmin); ~ veizluna, to break up the feast; ~ þing, to dissolve the meeting;
eyða
3) to do away with, destroy, with dat. (eyddi eldr konum ok börnum);
eyða
4) to spend, squander (~ fé, peningum);
eyða
5) to render void in law, annul, with acc. or dat. (~ vígsmál or vígsmálum);
eyða
6) refl., eyðast, to come to nought; eyddist erfisgørðin fyrir honum, he let the funeral feast drop.

Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛁᚢᚦᛅ

Abbreviations used:

dat.
dative.
acc.
accusative.
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