Fitja

Old Norse Dictionary - fitja

Meaning of Old Norse word "fitja" in English.

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

fitja Old Norse word can mean:

fitja
að, [cp. A. S. fettan, Engl. to fit], to web, knit; hann lét fitja saman fingrna, he webbed the fingers together, like the foot of a duck or seal, in order to swim better, Grett. 148.
fitja
β. fitja upp sokk, etc., to ‘cast on’ a sock or the like, i. e. make the first stitches in knitting it: metaph., fitja upp á nef sér, to knit or screw up the nose in anger, Dan. ‘slaa kröller paa næsen;’ so in Engl.to knit the browS.

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

Abbreviations used:

A. S.
Anglo-Saxon.
cp.
compare.
Engl.
English.
gl.
glossary.
l.
line.
S.
Saga.
Dan.
Danish.
etc.
et cetera.
i. e.
id est.
metaph.
metaphorical, metaphorically.
n.
neuter.

Works & Authors cited:

Grett.
Grettis Saga. (D. II.)
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