Benda

Old Norse Dictionary - benda

Meaning of Old Norse word "benda" in English.

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

benda Old Norse word can mean:

benda
1. u, f. a bundle,l. 492: now metaph. entanglement.
benda
2. a bond, tie, v. höfuðbenda: naut. term, a stay.
benda
2. d, laler t, [Goth. bandvian], to beckon, give a sign with the hands or eyes: with dat., hann bendi þeim at fylgja sér, Hom. 113, K. Þ. K. 37, Orkn. 426: metaph. to forebode, betoken, Hom. 137, Skálda 170, Stj. 101: with acc. of the thing, Akv. 8.
benda
3. d, mod. t, [band], Lat. curvare, to bend; b. sverð um kné sér, Fms. x. 213; benda boga, to bend a bow, Grág. ii. 21, Fas. ii. 88, 330; b. upp, Nj. 107; benda hlífar, Rm. 39; prob. = Lat. flectere, nectere, to join, as in mod. usage, b. tunnu, to hoop a tub: recipr., bendast á um e-t, to strive, contest about, Fms. viii. 391, v. l.: metaph. to give away, Al. 44.

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

Abbreviations used:

f.
feminine.
l.
line.
metaph.
metaphorical, metaphorically.
naut.
nautical.
v.
vide.
acc.
accusative.
dat.
dative.
Goth.
Gothic.
m.
masculine.
n.
neuter.
Lat.
Latin.
mod.
modern.
pr.
proper, properly.
prob.
probably.
recipr.
reciprocally.
v. l.
varia lectio.

Works & Authors cited:

Gþl.
Gulaþings-lög. (B. II.)
Akv.
Atla-kviða. (A. II.)
Hom.
Homiliu-bók. (F. II.)
K. Þ. K.
Kristinn-réttr Þorláks ok Ketils = Kristinna-laga-þáttr. (B. I.)
Orkn.
Orkneyinga Saga. (E. II.)
Skálda
Skálda. (H. I.)
Stj.
Stjórn. (F. I.)
Al.
Alexanders Saga. (G. I.)
Fas.
Fornaldar Sögur. (C. II.)
Fms.
Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
Grág.
Grágás. (B. I.)
Nj.
Njála. (D. II.)
Rm.
Rígsmál. (A. II.)
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