Finna

Old Icelandic Dictionary - finna

Meaning of Old Icelandic word "finna" in English.

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

finna Old Icelandic word can mean:

finna
(finn; fann, fundum; fundinn), v.
finna
1) to find (þá fundu þeir Hjörleif dauðan);
finna
2) to meet one (ok vildi eigi ~ Hákon konung);
finna
3) to visit, to interview (gakk þú at ~ konung);
finna
4) to find out, invent (rúnar munt þú ~);
finna
5) to discover (ok fundu þar land mikit);
finna
6) fig. to find, perceive, notice, feel (fundu þeir þá brátt, at);
finna
7) ~ e-m e-t, to find fault with, blame (þat eitt finn ek Gunnlaugi, at);
finna
8) with preps.:
finna
~ á e-t, to come across, fall in with (= hitta á e-t);
finna
impers., fann þat á, it could be perceived;
finna
fann lítt á honum, hvárt, it was little to be seen whether, etc.;
finna
~ at e-u, to find fault with, censure, blame;
finna
~ e-t til, to bring forward, give as a reason (hvat finnr þú til þess?);
finna
9) refl., ~st til e-s, to be pleased with;
finna
impers., fannst Grími fátt til hans, Grim was little pleased with him;
finna
láta sér lítit um ~st, to pay little heed to, rather dislike;
finna
Ölvi fannst mikit um hann, Ölvir admired him much.

Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚠᛁᚾᚾᛅ

Abbreviations used:

e-t
eitthvat.
e-m
einhverjum.
impers.
impersonal.
etc.
et cetera.
e-u
einhverju.
e-s
einhvers.
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