Fang

Old Icelandic Dictionary - fang

Meaning of Old Icelandic word "fang" in English.

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

fang Old Icelandic word can mean:

fang
n.
fang
1) grasp, hold;
fang
fá ~ á e-m or af e-m, to get hold of one (fekk engi þeirra ~ á mér);
fang
sá þeir, at þeir fengu ekki ~ at Erlingi, they saw that they could not catch H.;
fang
2) wrestling, grappling (taka ~ við e-n, ganga til ~s);
fang
ganga á ~ við e-n, ganga í ~ e-m, to grapple with one, provoke one;
fang
~s er ván at frekum úlfi, it is hard to deal with a hungry wolf;
fang
3) the space between the arms, the breast and arms;
fang
kom spjótit í ~ honum, the spear pierced his breast;
fang
reka í ~ e-m, to throw in one’s face;
fang
hafa e-t í ~i sér, to hold in one’s arms, to have in one’s power;
fang
taka í ~ sér, to take into one’s arms (tók manninn í ~ sér ok bar út);
fang
fœrast e-t í ~, to undertake a thing, take upon oneself;
fang
fœrast e-t ór ~i, to throw off, refuse;
fang
4) catching fish, fishing;
fang
halda (fara) til ~s, to go a-fishing; take, catch, draught (~ þat, er þeir áttu báðir);
fang
5) fœtus in sheep and cows (ef graðungr eltir ~ ór kú);
fang
6) pl., föng, baggage, luggage;
fang
föng ok fargögn, luggage and carriage, provisions (öll vóru föng hin beztu);
fang
borð með hinum beztum föngum, a table with the best of cheer;
fang
7) pl. means, opportunily;
fang
engi föng eru önnur á, there is no other choice;
fang
hafa föng á e-u, to be enabled to do a thing (höfðu eigi föng á at reka langt flóttann);
fang
af (eptir) föngum, to the best of one’s power, according to one’s means.

Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚠᛅᚾᚴ

Abbreviations used:

n.
neuter.
e-m
einhverjum.
e-t
eitthvat.
pl.
plural.
e-u
einhverju.
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