ÞrjótaOld Icelandic Dictionary - þrjóta
Meaning of Old Icelandic word "þrjóta" in English.
As defined by A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic (Geir Zoëga):
þrjóta Old Icelandic word can mean:
- (þrýt; þraut, þrutum; þrotinn), v. impers.;
- 1) þrýtr e-t (acc.) it fails, comes to an end; en er veizluna þrýtr, when it came to the end of the banquet; þar til er þraut dalinn, till the dale ended (among the hills); þar til er þraut sker öll, till there was an end of all the skerries; seint þrýtr þann, er verr hefir, the man with a bad case has a hundred excuses;
- 2) with acc. of person and thing (e-n þrýtr e-t); en er hann (acc.) þraut orendit, when breath failed him; Hrapp þraut vistir í hafi, H. ran short of food at sea;
- 3) to become exhausted, fail; mara þraut óra, our steeds were exhausted.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚦᚱᛁᚢᛏᛅ
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