feigð

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Icelandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Compare Old Norse feigr and Old English fæge.

Noun[edit]

feigð f (genitive singular feigðar, no plural)

  1. (dated) feyness, an approaching death or approach of death, imminent death, a foreboding of death
    • 13th century, , translation of Njáls saga:
      „Koma mun til mín feigðin,“ segir Gunnar, „hvar sem eg er staddur ef mér verður þess auðið.“
      "Feyness will come to me when it will come," says Gunnar, "wherever I may be, if that is my fate."
    Feigð kallar að honum.
    Death calls upon him.

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