Á-þján

Old Norse Dictionary - á-þján

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

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

á-þján Old Norse word can mean:

á-þján
f. oppression, tyranny, oppressive rule, Eg. 14, 47, Fms. v. 26: servitude, heavy-burdens (= álögur), vii. 75, x. 416 (where áþjánar, pl.), Sks. 79, v. l. (coercion).
á-þján
COMPD: áþjánarok.

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

Abbreviations used:

f.
feminine.
l.
line.
pl.
plural.
s. v.
sub voce.
v.
vide.
v. l.
varia lectio.

Works & Authors cited:

Eg.
Egils Saga. (D. II.)
Fms.
Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
Sks.
Konungs Skugg-sjá. (H. II.)
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