Alda

Old Norse Dictionary - alda

Meaning of Old Norse word "alda" in English.

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

alda Old Norse word can mean:

alda
u, f.
alda
1. a wave, freq. as a synonyme to bylgja, bára, etc.; it is esp. used of rollers, thus undiralda means the rollers in open sea in calm weather, Edda (Gl.)
alda
2. metaph. in the phrase, skil ek, hvaðan a. sjá rennr undan (whence this wave rolls), hafa mér þaðan jafnan köld ráð komið, veit ek at þetta eru ráð Snorra goða, of deep, well-planned schemes, Ld. 284.
alda
Now used in many COMPDS: öldugangr, öldustokkr.

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

Abbreviations used:

f.
feminine.
esp.
especially.
etc.
et cetera.
freq.
frequent, frequently.
l.
line.
metaph.
metaphorical, metaphorically.

Works & Authors cited:

Edda
Edda. (C. I.)
Ld.
Laxdæla Saga. (D. II.)
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