Fela

Old Icelandic Dictionary - fela

Meaning of Old Icelandic word "fela" in English.

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

fela Old Icelandic word can mean:

fela
(fel; fal, fálum; fólginn), v.
fela
1) to hide, conceal (fálu þeir gullit í Rín; þær austr ok vestr enda fálu);
fela
fel sverð þitt, sheathe thy sword;
fela
yrkja fólgit, to use obscure phrases (in poetry);
fela
impers., fal þá sýn (acc.) milli þeirra, they lost sight of one another;
fela
2) ~ e-m e-t, to make over, to give in trust or charge to one;
fela
hann fal Óðni allan þann val, he gave all the slain to Odin;
fela
mey frumunga fal hann (entrusted to) megi Gjúka;
fela
~ e-m e-t á hendi, to commit a thing to one’s charge, to commend;
fela
fálu sik ok sálir sínar guði almáttkum á hendi, they commended themselves and their souls to God Almighty;
fela
~ e-t undir eið sinn (þegnskap sinn), to vouch upon one’s oath (upon one’s honour);
fela
~ e-t undir e-m, to put under one’s charge;
fela
er und einum mér öll um fólgin hodd Niflunga, the whole hoard of the Niflungs is in my hands alone;
fela
man hér öll vár vinátta undir ~st, all our friendship will depend upon this;
fela
~ e-n á brott, to put one out for alimentation;
fela
~ e-n inni = ~ e-n á brott;
fela
sá bóandi, er hann felr sik inni, the man with whom he boards and lodges;
fela
~ búfé inni at e-m, to put out (cattle, sheep) to one to keep;
fela
3) refl. ~st, to hide oneself (mörg leyni þau, er ~st mátti í);
fela
~st í faðmi e-m, to be locked in one’s arms;
fela
~st á hendi e-m, to put oneself in another’s hands, enter his service (Kolskeggr falst á hendi Sveini Dana-konungi).

Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚠᛁᛚᛅ

Abbreviations used:

acc.
accusative.
impers.
impersonal.
e-t
eitthvat.
e-m
einhverjum.
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