Á-girni

Old Norse Dictionary - á-girni

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

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

á-girni Old Norse word can mean:

á-girni
f.; used as neut., Mar. 91, O. H. L. 22:
á-girni
α. = agirnd, ambition; mikit á., great ambition, O. H. L. 1. c., Sks. 343.
á-girni
β. cupidity; a. manna lofs, Hom. 83; á. áts ok drykkju, 53; fjur, 25, 623. 20; á. fjár ok metnadar, Edda (pref.) 144, 145.

Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛅ-ᚴᛁᚱᚾᛁ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements

Abbreviations used:

f.
feminine.
L.
Linnæus.
neut.
neuter.
m.
masculine.
pref.
preface.

Works & Authors cited:

Mar.
Maríu Saga. (F. III.)
O. H. L.
Ólafs Saga Helga Legendaria. (E. I.)
Sks.
Konungs Skugg-sjá. (H. II.)
Edda
Edda. (C. I.)
Hom.
Homiliu-bók. (F. II.)
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