artalkaintransitive verbSurtalkai tili aru á kuirEnglishdebate; tug of warreciprocal pullingThis is used of talking, i.e. debating back and forth, or of the game of tug of war. Although not common today, previously this described a custom of one man stealing another man's wife. The one stolen from in turn steals his wife back, and the two men fight over her, i.e. pull back and forth over the one woman.talkai4.3.9.1Customanthro

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