Fastna

Old Norse Dictionary - fastna

Meaning of Old Norse word "fastna" in English.

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

fastna Old Norse word can mean:

fastna
að, to pledge; f. lögbót, K. Þ. K. 24.
fastna
β. esp. to betroth, to give the bride away at the betrothal, Grág. i. 302 sqq.; fastnaði Mörðr Rúti dóttur sína, Nj. 3, 51, Band. 3, Ísl. ii. 8, 163, 206, Ld. 22.
fastna
γ. reflex. to be betrothed, given awav. Fms. x. 284.

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

Abbreviations used:

f.
feminine.
esp.
especially.
l.
line.
reflex.
retlexive.
v.
vide.

Works & Authors cited:

K. Þ. K.
Kristinn-réttr Þorláks ok Ketils = Kristinna-laga-þáttr. (B. I.)
Band.
Banda-manna Saga. (D. II.)
Grág.
Grágás. (B. I.)
Ld.
Laxdæla Saga. (D. II.)
Nj.
Njála. (D. II.)
Fms.
Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
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