Al-

Old Norse Dictionary - al-

Meaning of Old Norse word "al-" in English.

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

al-
[A. S. eal-; Engl. all, al-; Germ. all-], a prefix to a great many nouns and participles, but only a few verbs, denoting thoroughly, quite, perfectly, completely, answering to Lat. omni- and Gr. παν- or παντο-. If followed by a u or v it sometimes changes into öl, e. g. ölúð, benignitas; ölværð, laetitia: ölteiti, hilaritas, is irregular, instead of alteiti. The prefixed particle al- differs from all-, which answers to Lat. per-, A. S. eall-, Engl. very: v. the following compds.

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

Abbreviations used:

A. S.
Anglo-Saxon.
compds.
compounds.
e. g.
exempli gratia.
Engl.
English.
Germ.
German.
gl.
glossary.
Gr.
Greek.
l.
line.
Lat.
Latin.
m.
masculine.
S.
Saga.
v.
vide.
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