Á-hald

Old Norse Dictionary - á-hald

Meaning of Old Norse word "á-hald" in English.

As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:

á-hald Old Norse word can mean:

á-hald
n., prop. laying hand on:
á-hald
1. used esp. in pl. áhöld = brawl, fight, Eb. 152, Fas. i. 92; verða á. með mönnum, they came toa tussle, Sturl. iii. 262, Bs. 1. 635: the phrase, hafa eingi úhöld við e-m, to have no power of resistance, to have so great odds against one that there is no chance, Eg. 261: hence comes probably the popular phrase, áhöld eru um e-t, when matters are pretty nearly equal.
á-hald
2. sing. very rare, to keep back; veita e-m á., Niðrst. 3.
á-hald
β. veita, göra á. um e-t, to claim the right of holding; hann görði á. um Halland, be claimed H., Fms. x. 70, v. l.; honum þótti leikdómrinn meira á. hafa á kirkjum en klerkdómrinn, … had a stronger claim or title, Bs. i. 750, 696, Fms. x. 393.

Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛅ-ᚼᛅᛚᛏ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements

Abbreviations used:

n.
neuter.
prop.
proper, properly.
esp.
especially.
l.
line.
pl.
plural.
sing.
singular.
v.
vide.
v. l.
varia lectio.

Works & Authors cited:

Bs.
Biskupa Sögur. (D. III.)
Eb.
Eyrbyggja Saga. (D. II.)
Eg.
Egils Saga. (D. II.)
Fas.
Fornaldar Sögur. (C. II.)
Sturl.
Sturlunga Saga. (D. I.)
Niðrst.
Niðrstigningar Saga. (F. III.)
Fms.
Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
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