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Zoëga's A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic


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service;
-ft, -kli, n. pl. vestments;
-ml, n. mass time;
-serkr, m. surplice;
-skri, m. = -kli;
-sloppr, m. = -serkr.
mest, adv. superl. (1) most (eim var ek verst, er ek unna m.); (2) almost (kva hann m. ara hnd af ri).
mest-httar, adv. most remarkably.
mestr, a. superl. greatest (margir hinir mestu menn); cf. 'mikill'.
mestu, adv. mostly, nearly.
met, n. pl. weights; fig., koma snum metum vi, to have one's own way.
meta (met; mat, mtum; metinn), v. (1) to estimate, value; ef eir kynni m. sik, if they could value themselves rightly, not puff themselves up; m. e-t mikils, ltils, einskis, to attach great, little, no value to; make much, little, nothing of; munu n or hr um einskis metin, thy words will be counted for naught; (2) m. e-t fjr (kaups, etc.), to put a money-value on, to charge for (aldri mat hann fjr lkning sna); m. e-t vi e-n, to name a price to one for a thing; met vi mik rekkjubnainn, tell me the price of the bed-furniture; ok vil ek eigi m. vi ik (I will not charge you anything), heldr vil ek, at iggir skikkjuna; to leave it to another to decide; allir mtu vi Erling atkvi um skrsluna, they all left it to E. to decide about the ordeal; vi orkel met ek at f hluti til, er hafa arf, I leave it to Th. to provide the necessary things; (3) refl., metast til e-s, to be reckoned as, counted for (ba gera sm, er til afbrags mtist); m. e-t vi, to contend about; ef eir metast eia vi, if there is a contest about taking the oaths.
metandi (pl. -endr), m. appraiser.
met-f, n. a thing having a special value set upon it.
metinn, pp., vel m., highly esteemed.
metja (met, matta, mattr), v. to lap (with the tongue).
metnaar-fullr, a. full of pride or ambition;
-girnd, f. ambition;
-gjarn, a. ambitious;
-leysi, n. modesty;
-mar, m. ambitious man;
-samligr, -samr, a. proud, haughty.
metnar (gen. -ar), m. (1) esteem, value (ann metna hefi ek ragerum mnum, at); (2) honour, repute (hann var ar miklum metnai); (3) pride, ambition (m. honum rast, en mannvit aldregi).
metnast (a), v. refl. to puff oneself up (m. af mikillti rkis sns).
met-or, n. (1) estimate, valuation; (2) esteem, consideration; eir gru sv mikil -or hans, at, they paid him so much regard that; sitja yfir -orum manna, to bear down others.
metora-mar, m. man of distinction (hann var -mar mestr).
mettr, pp. having eaten one's fill.
mey, f. = mr;
-barn, n. female child, girl;
-dmligr, a. virgin;
-dmr, m. maidenhood, virginity.
meyja, f. maid, girl, = mr.
meyjar-, gen. from 'mr';
-ml, n. pl. matters relating to marriage;
-mundr, m. a maid's 'mundr'.
mey-ligr, a. maiden, virgin; girlish;
-lfi, n. maiden life.
meyrr, a. rotten (m. brkr).
mey-staulpa, -stlka, f. girl.
mi, n. (1) the middle (s var mestr, er miit rei); (2) mark; sem ek munda hafa m. mr, ef, which I should have experienced on myself, if; (3) fishing bank (indicated by landmarks on shore); brega til mia, to seek for a fishing bank.
mia (a), v. to take note, mark (E. hafi glggt miat um kveldit, hvar konungrinn hvldi); m. vi e-t, to mark a distance or place by another object (hla hr vru, ok mia sv vi ar sem eldrinn brennr).
mi-aldra, a. indecl. middle-aged;
-breytis, adv. midway, halfway;
-byri, n. the middle of a ship (skipit var breitt um -byrit);
-br, m. a farm lying in the midst (of three);
-degi, n. midday, noon.
midegis-skei, n. noon-tide.
mi-digr, a. stout in the waist;
-fasta, f. Mid-Lent;
-firis, adv. in the middle of the fjord;
-fylking, f. the middle of the line (in battle).
mi-garr, m. midgarth, the earth;



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