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Zoëga's A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic


V


rain with wind;
-ins, m. ice on a lake;
-ker, n. water-vessel;
-kerald, n. water-vessel;
-
lauss, a. waterless;
-skrn, f. baptism in water;
-skortr, m. lack of water;
-ss, m. mouth of a lake (connected with the sea);
-rs, f. water-course;
-stt, f. dropsy;
-strnd, f. bank of a lake;
-stkkull, m. a brush for sprinkling water;
-veita, f. drain trench, aqueduct;
-vigsla, f. consecration of water;
-vik, f. creek in a lake;
-metr f. vein of water.
vatta (a) v. to grasp with gloves.
vatz-, = vatns-, vaz-.
vax, n. wax (brna sem v. vi eld).
vaxa (vex; x or vx, xum or uxum; vaxinn), v. (1) to wax, grow (hann heyrir at er gras vex jru); v. upp, to grow up ( er hann x upp); honum vx eigi skegg, no beard grew on his chin; (2) v. e-u, to be overgrown with (hrsi vex ok hvu grasi vegr, er vtki trer); (3) to wax, increase (ver, vindr vex); er honum x aldr, when he grew older; e-m vex e-t augu, a thing grows big in one's eyes; (4) to grow greater in fame (Sigurr konungr tti v. mikit af essi veiziu).
vax-blys, n. wax-torch.
vaxinn, pp. (1) grown up (v. mar); (2) overgrown with (grasi, skgi, vii, reyri v.); (3) shapen, formed(Nregr er v. me rem oddum); sv er vi vaxit, the matter stands so.
vax-kerti, n. wax-candle, wax-light;
-ljs
, n. wax-candle, wax-light;
-spjald, n. wax-tablet, for writing on.
vaxta-lauss, a. without increase or interest.
vaxt-samr, a. fruitful,;productive.
vaz-, (=vats-) the common spelling for 'vatns-'.
vaztir. f. pl. fishing-bank ( r v., er hann var vanr at sitja).
v, (gen. vr), f. woe, calamity, danger; at er ltil v, Tis no great harm; e-m bregr v fyrir grn, one gets a sudden fright (br eim v fyrir grn, er eir s'a Birkibeina).
v, f. nook, corner = vr.
v (va), v. to blame (kynnis ess vr ik engi mar).
v-beia, f. an evil-boding monster;
-brestr, m. a sudden evil-boding crash or sound;
-bl, n. an unlooked for calamity.
v (pl. -ar), f. (1) stuff, cloth as it leaves the loom (sat ar kona, sveigi rokk, bj til var) (2) fishing-net; (3) pl., vir, clothes (vir mfnar gaf ek tveimr trmnnum).
va-hark, n. terrible noise;
-kuldi, m. perilous cold;
-ligr, a. scatheful, perilous;
-samligr, a. = -ligr;
-verk, n. accidental deed, of an unintentional harm inflicted.
v-ss, m. a pole to hang clothes on;
-hfr, a. fit for sail (-hft ver).
vti, m. scathe, danger, peril, of extreme sudden danger (mr ykkir vi va bit, ef); stra e-m til ens mesta, va, to expose one to the greatest danger.
v-ker, n. a tub in which clothes are stamped or trodden;
-meir, m. clothes-pole = -ss.
v-veifliga, adv. suddenly.
v-verk, n. cloth-making.
v-vnligr, a. perilous;
-vnn, a. fraught with danger; straumar vvnir, dangerous currents.
vfa (-a), v. to swing, vibrate to and fro, hang,; v. yfir, to be impending.
vfa, f. ghost, spectre, shade.
vg, f. (1) balance, scales (hann bir Gilla taka vgina); (2) weight (v. min af gulli).
vga (a), v. to dare, venture.
v-gestr, m. dangerous guest.
vg-fll, n. pl. the running of blood and matter from a sore.
vg-glati, m. destruction.
vg-marr, m. 'wave-steed', ship.
vgr (-s, -ar), m. (1) wave, sea; (2) creek, bay; (3) matter from a sore.
vg-rek, n. wreck, goods drifted ashore (skyldi at -rek heita).
vgs-botn, m. inner end of a bay.
vg-skorinn, pp. indented with bays.
vla (a), v. to wail.
vlat, n. misery, destitution (hn grt mjk ftki sitt ok v.).
vlar, a. wretched, indigent, distressed (vesall ok v. ok ftkr).
v-ligr, a. hurtful, harmful (spyrja



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