Al-mæli

Old Norse Dictionary - al-mæli

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

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

al-mæli Old Norse word can mean:

al-mæli
n. what all people say, a common saying, general report; þat er a. at…, all people say, agree that…, Fms. xi. 326, Hkr. iii. 398; þat vóru almæli um dalinn, at …, Sd. 155, Ld. 332.
al-mæli
β. a saying, proverb; þat er a. (common saying) at menn sjóði þau ráð, er þeir hafa lengi í hug sér, Hom. 83; þótt almælit sannaðist, at móðurbræðrum verði menn líkastir, though the saying proved sooth, that men are likest to their uncles by the mother’s side, Ísl. ii. 29.

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

Abbreviations used:

n.
neuter.
l.
line.
m.
masculine.

Works & Authors cited:

Fms.
Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
Hkr.
Heimskringla. (E. I.)
Ld.
Laxdæla Saga. (D. II.)
Sd.
Svarfdæla Saga. (D. II.)
Hom.
Homiliu-bók. (F. II.)
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