Feila

Old Norse Dictionary - feila

Meaning of Old Norse word "feila" in English.

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

feila
að, [early Germ. feilen, mod. fehlen, usually derived from Lat. fallere], to falter, be shy; Sinfjötli lét sér ekki feilask, Fas, (VölS. S.) i. 133; mod., feila sér, id. This word hardly occurs before the 14th century; cp. however fól, fælinn, fæla, which are all of Teut. origin.

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

Abbreviations used:

cp.
compare.
Germ.
German.
id.
idem, referring to the passage quoted or to the translation
Lat.
Latin.
m.
masculine.
mod.
modern.
n.
neuter.
S.
Saga.
Teut.
Teutonic.

Works & Authors cited:

Völs. S.
Völsunga Saga. (C. II.)
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