eisa

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Okinawan エイサー

Noun[edit]

eisa (uncountable)

  1. A form of Okinawan folk dance.

Anagrams[edit]


Icelandic[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

eisa f (genitive singular eisu, nominative plural eisur)

  1. embers

Declension[edit]


Old Norse[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *aidsǭ, *aisǭ, from *aidaz (fire, pyre).

Noun[edit]

eisa f

  1. glowing embers
    • 1000s, Unknown poem, Atli the Little, quoted in Skáldskaparmál, Snorri Sturluson.
      Øx rýðsk – eisur vaxa,
      allmǫrg – loga hallir –
      hús brenna, gim geisar,
      góðmennit fellr – blóði.
      The axe is reddened with blood, the embers grow,
      the halls are engulfed,
      all houses are burning, the flame surges,
      and the good man falls.

Declension[edit]

Synonyms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Icelandic: eisa
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: eisa, eise; (dialectal) ese, hese
    • Norwegian Bokmål: eise
  • Swedish: (dialectal) ajsa
  • Scots: aes, es, aze

References[edit]

  • eisa1”, in Geir T. Zoëga (1910) A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • Ásgeir Blöndal Magnússon (1989) Íslensk orðsifjabók, Reykjavík: Árni Magnússon Institute for Icelandic Studies, →ISBN