Festa

Old Icelandic Dictionary - festa

Meaning of Old Icelandic word "festa" in English.

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

festa Old Icelandic word can mean:

festa
I)
festa
(-sta, -str), v.
festa
1) to make fast, fasten (~ skip, bát, hval);
festa
2) to hang up (= ~ upp);
festa
~ á gálga, to hang on the gallows;
festa
~ út til þerris, to hang out for drying;
festa
~ e-t við e-t, to fasten to a thing;
festa
3) in various fig. phrases,
festa
~ trúnað á e-t, to believe in;
festa
~ hug við e-t, to fix the mind upon;
festa
~ yndi, to feel happy (in a place);
festa
~ e-t í minni, to fix in the memory;
festa
also absol., ~ kvæði, to learn a poem by heart;
festa
4) to settle, stipulate;
festa
~ sátt mál, to make a settled agreement;
festa
~ járn, to pledge oneself to the ordeal of red-hot iron;
festa
5) to betroth (~ e-m dóttur sína);
festa
6) impers. to cleave, stick fast (spjótit festi í skildinum);
festa
eld festir, the fire catches, takes hold;
festa
bein (acc.) festir, the bone unites (after a fracture);
festa
7) refl., ~st, to grow to, stick fast to (nafnit festist við hann);
festa
bardagi festist, the battle closes up fast.
festa
II)
festa
f. bail, pledge (svardagi ok ~).

Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚠᛁᛋᛏᛅ

Abbreviations used:

e-t
eitthvat.
absol.
absolute, absolutely.
e-m
einhverjum.
impers.
impersonal.
acc.
accusative.
f.
feminine.
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