FellaOld Icelandic Dictionary - fella
Meaning of Old Icelandic word "fella" in English.
As defined by A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic (Geir Zoëga):
fella Old Icelandic word can mean:
- (-da, -dr), v.
- 1) to fell, make fall; ~ víð, to fell timber; ~ segl, to take down sails;
- 2) to kill, slay (in battle); ~ e-n frá landi, to slay or dethrone (a king); ~ fénað sinn, to lose one’s sheep or cattle from cold or hunger;
- 3) to cause to cease, abolish (~ blót ok blótdrykkjur); ~ rœðu sína, to close one’s speech; ~ niðr, to put an end to, abandon, give up (~ niðr þann átrúnað);
- 4) ~ heitstrenging á sik, to bring down on one’s head the curse of a broken vow;
- 5) to tongue and groove, to fit; ~ stokk á horn, to put a board on the horns of a savage bull;
- 6) fig., ~ ást (hug) til e-s, to turn one’s mind (love) towards one, to fall in love with; ~ bœn at e-m, to address prayer to one, to beg of one; ~ sik við e-t, to fit oneself to a thing: ~ sik mjök við umrœðuna, to take a warm parl in the debate.
- 1) framework, a framed board;
- 2) mouse-trap.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚠᛁᛚᛚᛅ
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