Fella

Old 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:

fella
I)
fella
(-da, -dr), v.
fella
1) to fell, make fall; ~ víð, to fell timber; ~ segl, to take down sails;
fella
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;
fella
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);
fella
4) ~ heitstrenging á sik, to bring down on one’s head the curse of a broken vow;
fella
5) to tongue and groove, to fit; ~ stokk á horn, to put a board on the horns of a savage bull;
fella
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.
fella
II)
fella
f.
fella
1) framework, a framed board;
fella
2) mouse-trap.

Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚠᛁᛚᛚᛅ

Abbreviations used:

e-t
eitthvat.
e-m
einhverjum.
e-s
einhvers.
f.
feminine.
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