HneigjaOld Icelandic Dictionary - hneigja
Meaning of Old Icelandic word "hneigja" in English.
As defined by A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic (Geir Zoëga):
hneigja Old Icelandic word can mean:
- (-ða, -ðr), v.
- 1) to bow, bow down, bend, incline; h. sik, to make a bow; h. sik til við e-n, to bow down, pay homage to one; h. e-m, to bow down to one; h. eptir e-m, to be biassed towards one;
- 2) refl., ~st, to lean; h. af villu, to forsake heresy; h. til e-s, to lean towards a person; h. fyrir fortölur e-s, to be swayed by another’s persuasions.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚼᚾᛁᛁᚴᛁᛅ
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