And-sælis

Old Norse Dictionary - and-sælis

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

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

and-sælis Old Norse word can mean:

and-sælis
in common talk andhælis, adv. [sól], against the course of the sun (cp. the Scot. ‘widdershins,’ that is, going against the sunshine or the sun’s light, a direction universally considered both in England and Scotland to be most unlucky; see the quot. in Jamieson sub voce), Ísl. ii. 154, Rb. 134; esp. used of witches and ‘uncanny’ appearances; þat gékk öfugt um húsit ok a., it went backwards about the house and against the sun’s course, Eb. 268, Gísl. 33, cp. Fs. (Vd.) 43, 59; hon gékk öfug a. um tréit, ok hafði þar yfir mörg röm ummæli, Grett. 151.
and-sælis
β. ansælis or andhælis is used of everything that goes backwards, wrong, or perversely; cp. andærr and andæris.

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

Abbreviations used:

adv.
adverb.
cp.
compare.
esp.
especially.
l.
line.
Scot.
Scottish.
v.
vide.

Works & Authors cited:

Eb.
Eyrbyggja Saga. (D. II.)
Fs.
Forn-sögur. (D. II.)
Gísl.
Gísla Saga. (D. II.)
Grett.
Grettis Saga. (D. II.)
Rb.
Rímbegla. (H. III.)
Vd.
Vatnsdæla Saga. (D. II.)
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