KippaOld Icelandic Dictionary - kippa
Meaning of Old Icelandic word "kippa" in English.
As defined by A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic (Geir Zoëga):
kippa Old Icelandic word can mean:
- (-ta, -t), v. to pull, snatch, draw quickly (Egill kipti at sér sverð-inu); hann kippir mönnum at sér, he gets men together; ~ ofan seglinu, to pull the sail down; impers., e-m kippir í kyn (um e-t), one resembles his kinsmen (in something);
- refl., ~st um e-t, to struggle with one another about a thing; ~ við, to make a sudden motion (kippist hann svá hart við, at jörð öll skelfr).
- f. bundle, string (of).
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚴᛁᛒᛒᛅ
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