falla allur ketill í eld

IcelandicEdit

EtymologyEdit

Refers to someone's kettle falling into the fire.

VerbEdit

falla allur ketill í eld

  1. (idiomatic, impersonal, with dative and inversion) to make one thunderstruck, to stupefy
    Honum féll allur ketill í eld.
    He was thunderstruck.