VistOld Icelandic Dictionary - vist
Meaning of Old Icelandic word "vist" in English.
As defined by A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic (Geir Zoëga):
vist Old Icelandic word can mean:
- (pl. -ir), f.
- 1) stay; hann fór til vistar til Hliðarenda, he went to stay at H.; hann var vistum með föður sínum, he stayed with his father;
- 2) abode (margar eru þá vistir góðar ok margar illar); veita e-m v., to lodge one;
- 3) food, provisions, often in pl.; ønga v. þarf hann, he requires no food; v. ok drykkr, meat and drink; Hrapp þraut vistir í hafi, H. ran short off provisions at sea.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚢᛁᛋᛏ
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