Fall

Old Icelandic Dictionary - fall

Meaning of Old Icelandic word "fall" in English.

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

fall Old Icelandic word can mean:

fall
n.
fall
1) fall; f. er fararheill a fall bodes a lucky journy; koma e-m til falls, to cause one to fall; föll berast á e-n, one begins to reel or stagger;
fall
2) fall, death in battle (í flótta er í. veist);
fall
3) carcase of a slaughtered animal (cf. nautsfall, ‘sauðarfall’);
fall
4) frequent deaths from plague (ef mýss gørðu mein á mat eða klæðum, þá kom f. í þær);
fall
5) heavy sea (reis f. mikit alit frá grunni);
fall
6) sin, transgression;
fall
7) downfall, ruin, decay; f. engla, the fall of angels; gózin eru at falli komin, the estates are dilapidated;
fall
8) quantity (of a vowel or syllable);
fall
9) gramm., case.

Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚠᛅᛚᛚ

Abbreviations used:

n.
neuter.
e-m
einhverjum.
f.
feminine.
m.
masculine.
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