Old Icelandic Dictionary - reisa

Meaning of Old Icelandic word "reisa" in English.

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

reisa Old Icelandic word can mean:

(-ta, -tr), v.
1) to raise (lét hann r. viðuna ok draga seglit); r. e-n upp, to raise up; r. e-n upp af dauða, to raise up from the dead; r. upp lög, to restore the laws;
2) to raise, erect, build, of ships and houses (r. bœ, kirkju, hof, skip); r. upp hús, to restore of rebuild houses;
3) to raise, start, begin; r. úfrið, to make a rising; r. ferð, to start on a journey; r. bú or búnað, to set up house.

Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚱᛁᛁᛋᛅ

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