Á-munr

Old Norse Dictionary - á-munr

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

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

á-munr Old Norse word can mean:

á-munr
adj. [á- intens. and munr, mens], eager, only in poetry; á. augu, piercing, greedy eyes, Vkv. 16; and á. e-m, eager for revenge, in a bad sense, Hkv. 2. 9; the explanation given in Lex. Poët. and p. 43 is to be cancelled; the word means like, equal, resembling; ámun ero augu ormi þeim enum frána, the eyes are like the flashing serpent’s. Vkv. 16; ámunir ossum niðjum, like to our kinsmen, Hkv. 2. 9. This sense is clearly seen from an old Icel. hymn of the 17th century,—nyti eg ei náðar þinnar … yrði rás æfi minnar ámynt og skuggi rýr, but for thy grace the race of my life would be like a vain shadow, Hymn-book (1746, p. 448).
á-munr
COMPD: ámunsaurar.

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

Abbreviations used:

adj.
adjective.
Icel.
Iceland, Icelander, Icelanders, Icelandic.
intens.
intensive.
l.
line.
v.
vide.

Works & Authors cited:

Hkv.
Helga-kviða Hundingsbana. (A. II.)
Lex. Poët.
Lexicon Poëticum by Sveinbjörn Egilsson, 1860.
Vkv.
Völundar-kviða. (A. II.)
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