Aldr-tili

Old Norse Dictionary - aldr-tili

Meaning of Old Norse word "aldr-tili" in English.

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

aldr-tili
a, m. [cp. as to the last part, Germ. ziel], death, loss of life, exitium; rather poët.; or in prose only used in emphatic phrases; hefir þó lokit sumum stöðum með aldrtila, has ended fatally, Fms. viii. 153; ætla ek þær lyktir munu á verða, at vér munim a. hljóta af þeim konungi, he will prove fatal to our family, Eg. 19; mun ek þangað sækja heldr yndi en a. (an alliterative phrase), Bret. 36; údæmi ok a., 38:—the words, Acts ix. I, ‘breathing out tbreatenings and slaughter,’ are in the Icel. translation of the year 1540 rendered ‘Saul blés ógn og aldrtila.’

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

Abbreviations used:

cp.
compare.
Germ.
German.
Icel.
Iceland, Icelander, Icelanders, Icelandic.
l.
line.
m.
masculine.
poët.
poetically.

Works & Authors cited:

Bret.
Breta Sögur. (G. I.)
Eg.
Egils Saga. (D. II.)
Fms.
Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
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