Á-sjá

Old Norse Dictionary - á-sjá

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

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

á-sjá Old Norse word can mean:

á-sjá
(old form ásjó, Niðrst. 5, Hom. 35), f., gen. ásjá, the mod. gen. úsjár seems only to occur in late or even paper MSS.
á-sjá
I. a looking after, help, protection; ætla til ásjá, to hope for it, Lv. 75, Ld. 42, FmS. i. 289; biðja e-n ásjá, to ask one for help, protection, Nj. 26 (Ed. ásjár prob. wrongly); sækja e-n til ásjá, to seek one’s help, BS. i. 82 (ásjár the paper MSS.)
á-sjá
β. superintendence, inspection; með spekiráðum ok á., FmS. x. 178; með á. Magnúss konungs, JS. 23, Hom. 35.
á-sjá
II. one’s look, appearance, shape, FmS. i. 97; í manns ásjó, in the shape of man, Niðrst. 5 (= ásýnd).
á-sjá
COMPD: ásjámál.

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

Abbreviations used:

f.
feminine.
gen.
genitive.
m.
masculine.
mod.
modern.
n.
neuter.
S.
Saga.
prob.
probably.
v.
vide.
l.
line.

Works & Authors cited:

Hom.
Homiliu-bók. (F. II.)
Niðrst.
Niðrstigningar Saga. (F. III.)
Bs.
Biskupa Sögur. (D. III.)
Fms.
Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
Ld.
Laxdæla Saga. (D. II.)
Lv.
Ljósvetninga Saga. (D. II.)
Nj.
Njála. (D. II.)
Js.
Járnsíða. (B. III.)
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