Áll

Old Norse Dictionary - áll

Meaning of Old Norse word "áll" in English.

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

áll Old Norse word can mean:

áll
m.
áll
I. an eel, Lat. anguilla, Km. 236, Edda (Gl.), 655 xxx. 2, Stj. 69.
áll
II. a deep narrow channel in sea or river; eru nú þeir einir alar til lands er ek get vaðit, Fms. iii. 60; þeir lögðu út á álinn (in a harbour) ok lágu þar um strengi, Sturl. i. 224; djúpir eru Islands alar, of the channel of the Atlantic between Norway and Iceland, a proverb touching the giantess who tried to wade from Norway to Iceland, Ísl. Þjóðs.
áll
III. in names of horses, or adjectives denoting the colour of a horse, ‘ál’ means a coloured stripe along the back, e. g. in mó-ál-óttr, brown striped, bleik-ál-óttr, yellow striped; Kingála and Bleikálingr are names of horses, referring to their colour.
áll
IV. a sort of seed, Edda (Gl.); cp. Ivar Aasen, aal, a sprout, and aala, aal-renne, to sprout, of potatoes.
áll
V. the pith of a tree; ok haft þar til álinn úr eikitrjám = το μέλαν δρυος ἀμφικεάσσας, Od. xiv. 12 (Dr. Egilsson).
áll
COMPDS: álafiski, álagarðr, álaveiðr, álavirki.

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

Abbreviations used:

m.
masculine.
l.
line.
Lat.
Latin.
e. g.
exempli gratia.
cp.
compare.
v.
vide.

Works & Authors cited:

Edda
Edda. (C. I.)
Km.
Kráku-mál. (A. III.)
Stj.
Stjórn. (F. I.)
Fms.
Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
Ísl. Þjóðs.
Íslenzkar Þjóðsögur.
Sturl.
Sturlunga Saga. (D. I.)
Ivar Aasen
Ivar Aasen’s Dictionary, 1850.
Od.
Odysseifs-kvæði, prose, 1829.
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