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Zoëga's A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic


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fangari, m. wrestler.
fanga-stakkr, m. wrestling jerkin;
-vttr, m. a witness taken at random;
-vitni, n. testimony of a fangavttr.
fang-brg, n. pl. wrestling (takast brgum).
fangelsi, n. prison, jail.
fang-hella, f. a stone set on edge on a wrestling ground.
fangi, m. prisoner (rare).
fanginn, pp. captured; fig. enticed.
fang-ltill, a. yielding little produce;
-star, m. a place to grasp or lay hold of; f -st e-m, to get a hold of one; lj -staar sr, to let oneself be caught;
fangs-t, f. wedding season.
fang-sll, a. having a good grasp, lucky;
-taka, f. taking a hold (in wrestling);
-vinr, m. an antagonist in wrestling (poet.).
fann-hvtr, a. snow-white;
-mikill, a. snowy.
fantr (-s, -ar), m. (1) servant, footman (fant s ek hvern hesti, en lendir menn ganga); (2) landlouper, vagabond.
far, n. (1) a means of passage, ship; bjarga fari floti, to save a vessel afloat; in compds., a trading vessel (Islands-far, Englands-far); (2) passage; taka (f, ra) sr fari or far, to take a passage in a ship; beiast fars, to ask for a passage; synja e-m fars, to deny one a passage; banna e-m f., to forbid one to sail (cf. 'farbann'); (3) trace, print, track (Sveinki rak lmb sn til fjru i frin); villast hundarnir farsins, the hounds lose the track; of et sama f.,on the same subject; (4) life, conduct, behaviour; fari konungsins, in the king's character; (5) state, condition (gefa eir eigi gaum um hennar far) f. veranna, the course of the winds; at fornu fari, of yore, of old.
fara (fer; fr, frum; farinn), v. (I) to move, pass along, go; gekk hann hvargi sem hann fr, he walked wherever he went; f. heim (heiman), to go home (from home); f. fund e-s, to visit one; fjld ek fr, I travelled much; hann sagi, hversu or fru me eim, what words passed between them; absol., to go begging (magar, er ar eigu at f. vi ingi); (2) with 'fer, lei' or the like added in acc., gen., or dat.; f. leiar sinnar, to go one's way,proceed on one's journey (= f. ferar sinnar or fera sinna, f. fer sina, f. fr sina, fruin snum); f. essa fer, to make this journey; f. fulluni dagleium, to travel a full days journeys; f. stefnufr, to go a-summoning; f. bnorsfr, to go a-wooing, f. sigrfr, to go on the path of victory, to triumph; f. ga fr, to make a lucky journey; fig., f. sigr, to be defeated; f. mikinn skaa, to suffer great damage; f. hneykju, skmm, to incur disgrace; f. erendleysu, to fail in one's errand; with the road in acc. (f. fjll ok dala); (3) f. bum, bygum, vistum, to move, change one's abode; f. eldi ok arni, to move one's hearth and fire; (4) f. einn saman, to go alone; f. eigi ein saman, to go with child (= f. me barni); (5) with infin.; f. sofa, to go to sleep; (allir menn vru sofa farnir); f. vega, to go to fight; f. leita, to go seeking (var leita farit); (6) with an adj., &c.; f. villr, to go astray; f. haltr, to walk lame; f. vanstiltr, to go out of one's mind; f. duldr e-s, to be unaware of; f. andvigr e-m, to give battle; f. leyniliga. (leynt), to be kept secret; eigi m etta sv f., this cannot go on in that way; fjarri ferr at, far from it, by no means; fr at fjarri, at ek vilda, I was far from desiring it; (7) to turn out, end; fr at sem lkligt var, it turned out as was likely (viz. ended ill); sv fr, at, the end was, that; ef sv ferr sem ek get til, if it turns out as I guess; smu lei fr um ara sendimenn, it went the same way with the other messengers; (8) to fare well, ill; bija e-n vel f., to bid one farewell; (9) to suit, fit, esp. of clothes, hair (ekki ykkir mr kyrtill inn f. betr en stakkr minn; hrit fr vel); impers., fr illa hestinum, it sat ill on the horse; (10) impers., e-m ferr vel, illa, one behaves or acts



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