Á-girnd

Old Norse Dictionary - á-girnd

Meaning of Old Norse word "á-girnd" in English.

As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:

á-girnd Old Norse word can mean:

á-girnd
f. in old writers always for greed of power or passion generally:
á-girnd
α. ambition, Sks. 113 B, Fms. ix. 460; á. ok ofsi, greed and insolence, viii. 195, Stj. 143, 145, 146.
á-girnd
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.
á-girnd
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

Abbreviations used:

f.
feminine.
m.
masculine.

Works & Authors cited:

Fms.
Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
Sks.
Konungs Skugg-sjá. (H. II.)
Stj.
Stjórn. (F. I.)
H. E.
Historia Ecclesiastica Islandiae. (J. I.)
Rb.
Rímbegla. (H. III.)
Hom.
Homiliu-bók. (F. II.)
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