As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
al-úð Old Norse word can mean:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
- frequent, frequently.
- Iceland, Icelander, Icelanders, Icelandic.
- proper, properly.
Works & Authors cited:
- Clements Saga. (F. III.)
- Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
- Forn-sögur. (D. II.)
- Færeyinga Saga. (E. II.)
- Laxdæla Saga. (D. II.)
- Bjarnar Saga. (D. II.)
- Biörn Halldórsson.
- Veraldar Saga. (E. II.)
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This headword also appears in dictionaries of other languages descending from Old Norse.