SpringaOld Icelandic Dictionary - springa
Meaning of Old Icelandic word "springa" in English.
As defined by A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic (Geir Zoëga):
springa Old Icelandic word can mean:
- (spring; sprakk, sprungum; sprunginn), v.
- 1) to spring, bound;
- 2) to spirt out, issue forth (sprakk blóð bæði af nösum hennar ok munni);
- 3) to burst, split, break (hornit sprakk í sundr í miðju); sprotinn kom í andlitit ok sprakk fyrir, the switch came on his face, and the skin was broken;
- 4) to die from over-exertion, grief, etc.; s. af harmi, to break one’s heart; ef þú hefðir eigi mat, nema á hræum spryngir, if thou couldst get no food save by overgorging upon corpses.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛋᛒᚱᛁᚾᚴᛅ
- et cetera.
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