Al-úð

Old Norse Dictionary - al-úð

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

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

al-úð Old Norse word can mean:

al-úð
f. and in old writers almost constantly ölúð (with changed vowel), alyð, Clem. 43, [a contracted form from al-hugð, -hugr], affection, sincerity, freq. in mod. Icel. in this sense. But in old writers prop. used of hospitality, in such phrases as, taka við e-m með ö., to give a hearty reception to, Ld. 196, Fær. 156, Fs. 15; veita með ö., to give hospitable treatment, Fms. vi. 120.
al-úð
β. affection; hann gaf mér hringinn með mikilli ö., Fms. ii. 171; sakir gæzku þeirrar ok alúðar (affection) er Guð hafði við Abraham, for the sake of that kindness and love which God had toward Abraham, Ver. 78; Björn spyr tíðinda heldr tómliga af engri a., coolly, Bjarn. 53. mod. also alúðliga, adv. heartily; alúðligr, adj. kind, hearty.
al-úð
COMPDS: alúðarmaðr, alúðarvinr.

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

Abbreviations used:

f.
feminine.
freq.
frequent, frequently.
Icel.
Iceland, Icelander, Icelanders, Icelandic.
l.
line.
m.
masculine.
mod.
modern.
prop.
proper, properly.
adj.
adjective.
adv.
adverb.
n.
neuter.
v.
vide.

Works & Authors cited:

Clem.
Clements Saga. (F. III.)
Fms.
Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
Fs.
Forn-sögur. (D. II.)
Fær.
Færeyinga Saga. (E. II.)
Ld.
Laxdæla Saga. (D. II.)
Bjarn.
Bjarnar Saga. (D. II.)
Björn
Biörn Halldórsson.
Ver.
Veraldar Saga. (E. II.)
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