VillaOld Icelandic Dictionary - villa
Meaning of Old Icelandic word "villa" in English.
As defined by A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic (Geir Zoëga):
villa Old Icelandic word can mean:
- 1) error, falsehood;
- 2) heresy;
- 3) delusion.
- (-ta, -tr), v.
- 1) to lead astray (nótt hefir mik villt); ok er svá villt fyrir mér, at, I am so bewildered that;
- 2) to falsify, counterfeit (v. heimildir á. fé); villtar rúnar, dark, obscure runes; rísta (rúnar) villt, to mis-write, write wrong; v. leitina fyrir e-m, to confound the search, put one on a wrong scent;
- 3) refl., ~st, to go astray, lose one’s way (hafði hann villzt ok snúizt frá guði); with gen., nú villtust þeir vegar, now they lost the road; villtust hundarnir farsins, the hounds lost the track; þeim öllum villtist sýn, at engi þeira mátti finna hann, they were all so bewildered that none of them could find him.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚢᛁᛚᛚᛅ
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