NistaOld Icelandic Dictionary - nista
Meaning of Old Icelandic word "nista" in English.
As defined by A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic (Geir Zoëga):
nista Old Icelandic word can mean:
- (-sta, -str), v.
- 1) to pin, nail fast, esp. to pin with a weapon (þá var hann skotinn gaflaki í óstinn ok nistr svá við garðinn);
- 2) to pierce (with a sword or spear).
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚾᛁᛋᛏᛅ
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