As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
á-girnd Old Norse word can mean:
- f. in old writers always for greed of power or passion generally:
- α. ambition, Sks. 113 B, Fms. ix. 460; á. ok ofsi, greed and insolence, viii. 195, Stj. 143, 145, 146.
- β. passion; ágirndar-logi, Rb. 424; á. blindleiki, bli n d passion (in love), H. E. i. 505, 655 xxx; thirst for revenge, Sks. 739.
- γ. since the Reformation it has been exclusively used of avarice or greed of gain; in old writers the signification is more general; we, however, find á. fjár, Hom. 68; hann hafði dregit undir sik Finnskattinn með á., Fms. vii. 129.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛅ-ᚴᛁᚱᚾᛏ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
Works & Authors cited:
- Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
- Konungs Skugg-sjá. (H. II.)
- Stjórn. (F. I.)
- H. E.
- Historia Ecclesiastica Islandiae. (J. I.)
- Rímbegla. (H. III.)
- Homiliu-bók. (F. II.)
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