Old Norse Dictionary - stefja

Meaning of Old Norse word "stefja" in English.

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

stefja Old Norse word can mean:

að, to prevent; stefja manntjón, Fms. x. 418.
II. to address with a stave or stanza; þá stefjaði trollkona á hann ok spurði hverr þar fór (then follows the ditty), Edda 95.

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

Similar entries:

Works & Authors cited:

Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
Edda. (C. I.)
➞ See all works cited in the dictionary

Also available in related dictionaries:

This headword also appears in dictionaries of other languages descending from Old Norse.