Amma

Old Norse Dictionary - amma

Meaning of Old Norse word "amma" in English.

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

amma
u, f. [cp. afi], grandmother; now in freq. use, but rarely in the Sagas, which use föður-móðir and móður-móðir, Hým. 7, Rm. 16, Edda 109, Nj. 119, Ld. 328. In compds, ömmu-bróðir, ömmu-systir, etc.; lang-amma, u, f. is a great-grandmother. [In Germ. amme means a nurse.]

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

Abbreviations used:

cp.
compare.
etc.
et cetera.
f.
feminine.
freq.
frequent, frequently.
Germ.
German.
m.
masculine.

Works & Authors cited:

Edda
Edda. (C. I.)
Hým.
Hýmis-kviða. (A. I.)
Ld.
Laxdæla Saga. (D. II.)
Nj.
Njála. (D. II.)
Rm.
Rígsmál. (A. II.)
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