sveipa

sveipa
drape
* * *
I)
(að), v.
1) to sweep, stroke (hann sveipaði hárinu fram yfir höfuð sér); Þ. sveipar öxinni til hans, Th. sweeps at him with the axe; hann sveipaði til sverðinu, he swept round him with the sword;
2) to swathe, wrap (lét hann s. skipit allt fyrir ofan sjá með grám tjöldum); líkit var sveipat líndúkum, the corpse was wrapped in linen; hann sveipar sik í skikkju sinni, he wrapped himself in his mantle.
II)
(-tá, -tr), v.
1) to sweep; hann sveipti af sér flugunni, he swept (drove) the fly away; hárit er sveipt í enninu, his hair curls on the forehead;
2) to swaddle, wrap, = sveipa (að), (fœddi hón barn ok var þat sveipt klæðum).
III)
(sveipr, sveip, sveipinn), v.
1) to cast; sveip sínum hug, he turned his mind;
2) to wrap, swaddle; kona sveip karl ripti, she swaddled him in linen; eldi sveipinn, encircled by fire; cf. sveipa (að).
IV)
f. kerchief, hood.
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u, f. a kerchief, hood (= sveipr, sveigr), Edda (Gl.); hón sækir þá sveipu sína ok veitði upp yfir hófuð sér, Ísl. ii. 76.

An Icelandic-English dictionary. . 1874.

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