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Source: Cleasby/Vigfusson, page b0421, entry 7
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megn, n. = megin, a contr. form, strength; likams megn, Bs. i. 317; megn ok frækleik, Fms. x. 256; hann hafði fjögurra manna megn, Háv. 54; af Guðs megni ok af krapti ens helga kross, Fms. x. 417; treysta á mátt ok megn = mátt ok megin, Or. 24; deila megn við e-n, to contend with, Lil. 8; var í því mest megn, it went to the highest pitch at Yule time, Bs. ii. 21: the phrase, um megn, beyond one's strength, power; kasta steini um megn sér. Eg. 473; þetta mál er nokkut þér um megn með at fara, Fms. vi. 18; þat ráð mun þér verða um megn, 151; Guði er ekki um megn at reisa hann upp af dauða, Stj. 132; yfir megn, id., Bs. ii. 162, 175. COMPDS: megn-lauss, adj. feeble, weak, Bs. i. 321, Mar. megn-lítill, adj. faint, exhausted. Fær. 183, Fas. i. 556.



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