And-

Old Norse Dictionary - and-

Meaning of Old Norse word "and-" in English.

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

and-
a prefixed prep. [Ulf. uses a separate prep. and; A. S. and-; Germ. ant-, ent-, empf-; it exists in Engl. in an-swer; Lat. ante-; Gr. ἀντι-], denoting whatever is opposite, against, towards, and metaph. hostile, adverse; freq. spelt and pronounced an- or ann-; it is used in a great many compds, v. below. If followed by v, the a changes into ö, e. g. öndverðr, adversus; in andvirði, prize, however, the a is unchanged.

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

Abbreviations used:

A. S.
Anglo-Saxon.
e. g.
exempli gratia.
Engl.
English.
f.
feminine.
freq.
frequent, frequently.
Germ.
German.
gl.
glossary.
Gr.
Greek.
l.
line.
Lat.
Latin.
m.
masculine.
metaph.
metaphorical, metaphorically.
S.
Saga.
Ulf.
Ulfilas.
v.
vide.
Back