Fastr

Old Icelandic Dictionary - fastr

Meaning of Old Icelandic word "fastr" in English.

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

fastr Old Icelandic word can mean:

fastr
a.
fastr
1) fast, firm, sticking fast to the spot; hrútr f. (held fast, entangled) á meðal viða; f. á velli, standing fast (in battle); standa f. fyrir, to stand fast (firm);
fastr
2) close, close-fisted; f. ok fégjarn, close and covetous; f. af e-u, sparing of (f. af drykk);
fastr
3) of a meeting: þá er sóknarþing er fast, during the session;
fastr
4) firm, faithful (fast heit, loforð, föst trú); fullr ok f., definitive, permanent (þessi grið skulu vera full ok föst);
fastr
5) strong, hard (f. bardagi); fast atkvæði, hard syllable (ending in a double consonant);
fastr
6) til fasta, fast, firmly; ráða, mæla, heita til fasta, to make a firm agreement.

Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚠᛅᛋᛏᚱ

Abbreviations used:

f.
feminine.
e-u
einhverju.
Back