Al-eyða

Old Norse Dictionary - al-eyða

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

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

al-eyða Old Norse word can mean:

al-eyða
1. n, f. devastation, esp. by fire and sword; göra aleyðu, to turn into a wilderness, Fms. xi. 42, Hkr. iii. 141.
al-eyða
2. adj. ind. altogether waste, empty, void of people; a. af mönnum, Hkr. i. 98, ii. 197; brennir ok görir a. landit, burns and makes the land an utter waste, Hkr. i. 39; sumir lágu úti á fjöllum, svá at a. vóru bæirnir eptir, some lay out on the fells, so that the dwellings were utterly empty and wasted behind them, Sturl. iii. 75.
al-eyða
3. dd, to devastate, Karl. 370.

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

Abbreviations used:

esp.
especially.
f.
feminine.
adj.
adjective.
l.
line.

Works & Authors cited:

Fms.
Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
Hkr.
Heimskringla. (E. I.)
Sturl.
Sturlunga Saga. (D. I.)
Karl.
Karla-magnús Saga. (G. I.)
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