Festing

Old Norse Dictionary - festing

Meaning of Old Norse word "festing" in English.

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

festing Old Norse word can mean:

festing
f. a fixing, fastening,l. 462; festingar-hvalr, m. a whale driven ashore and secured, Jb. 320.
festing
2. the firmament, Stj. 12, Fas. iii. 664; festingar-himin, m. id., Rb. 78, 110, Fas. l. c., 655 xvii.
festing
3. = festar, betrothals (rare), K. Á. 112, Jb. 131, Gþl. 236; festingar-fé, n. = festarfé, Stj. 468; festingar-stefna, u, f. a betrothal-meeting, n. G. l. i. 382; festingar-váttr, m. = festarváttr, Jb. 162 A.

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

Abbreviations used:

f.
feminine.
l.
line.
m.
masculine.
id.
idem, referring to the passage quoted or to the translation
l. c.
loco citato.
L.
Linnæus.
n.
neuter.

Works & Authors cited:

Gþl.
Gulaþings-lög. (B. II.)
Jb.
Jóns-bók. (B. III.)
Fas.
Fornaldar Sögur. (C. II.)
Rb.
Rímbegla. (H. III.)
Stj.
Stjórn. (F. I.)
K. Á.
Kristinn-réttr Árna biskups. (B. III.)
N. G. L.
Norges Gamle Love. (B. II.)
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