Drekka

Old Norse Dictionary - drekka

Meaning of Old Norse word "drekka" in English.

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

drekka Old Norse word can mean:

drekka
pret. drakk, pl. drukku; sup. drukkit; pres. drekk; pret. subj. drykki; [Ulf. drigkan; A. S. drinkan; Engl. drink; O. H. G. trinkan; m. H. G. trinken; Dan. drikke; Swed. dricka]:—to drink, the beverage or feast in acc.; d. mjöð, Hm. 18; mungát, el, FmS. viii. 166, Hm. 82; d. full, minni (a toast), Eg. 552, FmS. vi. 442; d. horn, to drain, drink off a horn, a cup, Hkr. i. 35; síðan tók Kolskeggr justu eina af miði fulla ok drakk, Nj. 43; d. drykk, to drink a draught, FmS. xi. 233; eptir þat tók Þórir kalkann ok drakk af tvá drykki, Gullþ. 7; þú skalt d. af tvá drykki, id.; d. brjóst (acc.), to suck (v. brjóst-drekkr), Mar. 656 A. 23, cp.l. 504.
drekka
β. to hold a feast, the feast in acc.; d. Jól, FmS. vi. 100, Fagrsk. 4 (in the poem of Hornklofi); d. veizlu, Nj. ii; d. brullaup, FmS. xi. 88; d. erfi, Nj. 167.
drekka
γ. denoting the mode of drinking; d. ein-menning, to drink one to one, Eg. 551; d. tví-menning, to drink two to two, id.; d. fast, to drink hard, Eb. 184; d. úmælt, to drink without measure (cp. mál-drykkja), FmS. iii. 18; d. til e-s, to drink to a person, Eg. 552, Sturl. iii. 305, BS. i. 848, 798; d. á e-n, id., FmS. iv. 333, vi. 442 (cp. á-drykkja); d. e-n af stokki, to drink one under the table, iv. 167; d. frá sér vit, to drink one’s wits away, ix. 339, Hm. 11; the allit. phrase, d. ok dæma, to drink and chatter, Rm. 29: adding the prepp. af, ór, to drink off a cup; d. af dýra hornum, FmS. vi. 442, Eg. 206, 207: absol. to drink, hold a feast, Eg. 43.
drekka
δ. imperS. (vide á-drykkir) of a ship, to ship a sea, metaph., Al. 139.
drekka
ε. recipr., drekkask á, to drink to one another, Hkr. ii. 249, n. G. l. i. 211, JS. 78.
drekka
2. part. pasS. drukkinn, drunken, tipsy, Eb. 154, FmS. i. 59, Eg. 552.

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

Abbreviations used:

acc.
accusative.
A. S.
Anglo-Saxon.
cp.
compare.
Dan.
Danish.
Engl.
English.
f.
feminine.
gl.
glossary.
id.
idem, referring to the passage quoted or to the translation
l.
line.
m.
masculine.
n.
neuter.
O. H. G.
Old High German.
pl.
plural.
pres.
present.
pret.
preterite.
S.
Saga.
subj.
subjunctive.
sup.
supine.
Swed.
Swedish.
Ulf.
Ulfilas.
v.
vide.
þ.
þáttr.
absol.
absolute, absolutely.
allit.
alliteration, alliterative.
lit.
literally.
impers.
impersonal.
metaph.
metaphorical, metaphorically.
pers.
person.
L.
Linnæus.
pr.
proper, properly.
recipr.
reciprocally.
part.
participle.
pass.
passive.

Works & Authors cited:

Eg.
Egils Saga. (D. II.)
Fms.
Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
Gullþ.
Gull-Þóris Saga. (D. II.)
Gþl.
Gulaþings-lög. (B. II.)
Hkr.
Heimskringla. (E. I.)
Hm.
Hává-mál. (A. I.)
Mar.
Maríu Saga. (F. III.)
Nj.
Njála. (D. II.)
Fagrsk.
Fagrskinna. (K. I.)
Bs.
Biskupa Sögur. (D. III.)
Eb.
Eyrbyggja Saga. (D. II.)
Rm.
Rígsmál. (A. II.)
Sturl.
Sturlunga Saga. (D. I.)
Al.
Alexanders Saga. (G. I.)
Js.
Járnsíða. (B. III.)
N. G. L.
Norges Gamle Love. (B. II.)
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