Á-henda

Old Norse Dictionary - á-henda

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

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

á-henda
d, to lay hands upon, seize; finna ok á., Grág. ii. 311: part. pass. áhendr, as adj. within reach; þeir vóru svá langt komnir at þeir urðu eigi áhendir, … out of reach, Sturl. ii. 185, Eg. 160; þau urðu á., they were seized, Ld. 152.

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

Abbreviations used:

adj.
adjective.
l.
line.
part.
participle.
pass.
passive.

Works & Authors cited:

Eg.
Egils Saga. (D. II.)
Grág.
Grágás. (B. I.)
Ld.
Laxdæla Saga. (D. II.)
Sturl.
Sturlunga Saga. (D. I.)
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