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Zoëga's A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic


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( meira sem oss verr fyrir, harara skulu r nir koma); v. , to happen (tkust n upp leikar sem ekki hefi orit); v. til e-s, to come forth to do a thing, be ready to; en s er nefndr Hermr, er til eirar farar var, who undertook this journey; v. vi e-m, to respond to (bi ek ik, at verir vi mr, at engi s verleiki til).
ver-aurar, m. pl. medium of payment; value given or received,
ver-gangr, m. begging;
-geta, f. entertainment, fare;
-gjlf, f. the giving of a meal.
ver-kaup, n. reward; -
-keyptr, pp. purchased;
-laun, n. pl. reward;
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launa (a), v. to reward;
-lauss, a. valueless;
-leikr, m. merit, desert; esp. pl., hafa -leika til e-s, to deserve; eptir -leikum, according to ones deserts;
-ligr, a. valuable.
verr (gen. verar), m. meal (f rliga verar); cf. ' dag-, nttverr.'
verr, a. (1) worth, with gen. (meira ykki mr ver vintta in); svi tti honum mikils um vert, he took it so much to heart; mikils v., much worth; (2) worthy, deserving; v. e-s, worthy of (tti r hann ekki drpunnar verr ?).
ver-skylda (a), v. to deserve;
-skyldan, f. merit, desert.
verugr, a. (1) worthy (v. e-s); (2) deserved (lofuu allir gu semverugt var) at verugu, deservedly.
veru-liga, adv. deservedly;
-ligr, a. deserved.
verung, f. poet. king's men.
ver-fang. n. taking a husband.
verga (a), v. to soil; refl., vergast, to be soiled (klei hans verguust).
ver-gjrn, a. f. mad after men.
vergr, a. only in superl.; vinna it vergasta, to do the dirtiest work.
verja (ver; vara; varia, varr) v. (1) to defend (v. sik vel ok frknliga); v. landit fyrir e-m, to defend the country against one; ek man engum hlfa, ef ek hendr mnar at v., if I have to fight for my life; (2) v. ml, to defend a cause, opp. to skja; (3) v. e-t, or v. e-rn e-t, to guard a place, hold it against a comer (at vsu tla ek at v. r rki mitt); Egill vari dyrrnar, E. held the door; v. e-t laga lriti, to forbid by a lawful protest; (4) v. e-u, to keep away (Birkibeinar vru eldinum ok fengu slkkt); v. e-m e-u, to withhold from one; meyjar stum muna r vera of vari, the maiden's love shall not be denied thee; (5) refl., verjast, to defend oneself (eir vrust me drengskap); v. e-u, to defend oneself against (ar mtti hann finnglkni ok varist v lengi).
verja (ver; vara; varir, varr), v. (1) to wrap, enclose; v. e-n armi, fami, to fold in one's arms, embrace; mun ek vexa vel blju at v. itt lki, to shroud thy body; varir, mounted, adorned (gulli, silfri, jrni varir); (2) v. sveri, to swing, wield the sword; (3) v. sr til, to exert oneself; en me v at hann vari sr mjk til, spruttu honurn ftr jakanum, as he exerted himself greatly, his feet slipped on the ice; (4) to invest money, lay out, expend (hann selr jarir snar ok verr fnu til tanferar); vnta ek, at ek hafa vel varit, that I have made a good bargain; (5) pp. n., varit; ttu svi til varit of menn, at, thou art so well provided with men that; 6 t til ess varit, it is thy nature; e-m er sv varit, at, one is so constituted that (honum var sv v., at hann var undirhyggjumar).
verja, f. outer garment, cloak (hann hafi yfir sr verju, saumaa saman af mrgum ttrum).
verjandi (pl. -endr), m. defendant, opp. to 'smkjandi'.
verk, n. (1) work, business; vera verki, to be at work; (2) a piece of work (v. hefi ek hugat r); (3) act, deed; Gunnarr sagi Njli v. essi, G. told N. of these deeds.
verka, (a), v. to work; v. sr til e-s, to deserve by one's deeds.
verka-efni, n. = verkefni;
-kaup, n. wages, = verk-kaup;
-kona, f. workwoman, servant;
-laun, n. pl. reward;
-lr, m. work people;
-mar, m. -verk-mar;
-nau, f. heavy task.



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