Al-þýða

Old Norse Dictionary - al-þýða

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

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

al-þýða Old Norse word can mean:

al-þýða
u, f. the public, people; svá at a. vissi, Sd. 167; sagði þá allri alþýðu, told all people, Eg. 271.
al-þýða
β. people assembled in a body; er þat bænarstaðr minn til allrar alþýðu, all the assembled commons, Nj. 189, Fms. i. 33.
al-þýða
γ. í alþýðu lífi, in common life, 655 xxi. 3. With gen., a. manna = öll a., everybody, the overwhelming majority, bulk of people assembled, Eg. 193, where it is used of the household; a. manna var á brott farin, nearly all people had left, 220; a. manna gerðu (pl.) góðan róm at máli hans, the whole meeting cheered his speech, Fms. v.i. 242. It is now almost solely used of the common people, allt fólk, bæði ríka menn (wealthy) ok alþýðu, Fms. v. 113; cp. alþýðis-fólk.
al-þýða
COMPDS: alþýðudrykkja, alþýðuleið, alþýðulof, alþýðumaðr, alþýðumál, alþýðuskap, alþýðutal, alþýðuvápn, alþýðuvegr, alþýðuvirðing, alþýðuvitni, alþýðuþyss.

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

Abbreviations used:

f.
feminine.
cp.
compare.
gen.
genitive.
l.
line.
n.
neuter.
pl.
plural.
s. v.
sub voce.
v.
vide.

Works & Authors cited:

Eg.
Egils Saga. (D. II.)
Sd.
Svarfdæla Saga. (D. II.)
Fms.
Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
Nj.
Njála. (D. II.)
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