FreistaOld Icelandic Dictionary - freista
Meaning of Old Icelandic word "freista" in English.
As defined by A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic (Geir Zoëga):
freista Old Icelandic word can mean:
- (að), v.
- 1) to tempt, make trial of, with gen.;
- 2) to try;
- ~ íþróttar, to try a feat;
- ~ sín í móti e-m, to try one’s strength against another;
- with infin., ~ at renna skeið, to try to run a race.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚠᚱᛁᛁᛋᛏᛅ
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