Á-leiðis

Old Norse Dictionary - á-leiðis

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

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

á-leiðis Old Norse word can mean:

á-leiðis
adv. on the right path, opp. to afleiðis; (leið) snúa e-m á., metaph., 655 xiii. B; snú þeim á. er þú hefir áðr vilta, id.
á-leiðis
β. forwards, onwards; fóru á. til skipa, Fms. 1. 136; snúa ferð á., to go on (now, halda áfram), Korm. 232, K. Þ, K. 94 B: metaph., koma e-u á., to bring a thing about, Hkr. i. 169, iii. 104; koma e-u til á., id., Fas. i. 45 (corrupt reading); snúa e-u á., to improve, Bs. i. 488; víkja á. með e-m, to side with, Sturl. iii. 91.

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

Abbreviations used:

adv.
adverb.
id.
idem, referring to the passage quoted or to the translation
metaph.
metaphorical, metaphorically.
opp.
opposed.
v.
vide.
l.
line.
m.
masculine.

Works & Authors cited:

Bs.
Biskupa Sögur. (D. III.)
Fas.
Fornaldar Sögur. (C. II.)
Fms.
Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
Hkr.
Heimskringla. (E. I.)
Korm.
Kormaks Saga. (D. II.)
Sturl.
Sturlunga Saga. (D. I.)
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