And-streymr

Old Norse Dictionary - and-streymr

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

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

and-streymr
adj. running against stream; metaph. difficult, cross; Sighvatr var heldr a. um eptirmálin, hard to come to terms with, Sturl. ii. 42; andstreym örlög, ill-fate, Al. 69; kvað Svein jafnan andstreyman verit hafa þeim frændum, had always set his face against, Orkn. 390.

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

Abbreviations used:

adj.
adjective.
l.
line.
metaph.
metaphorical, metaphorically.
n.
neuter.

Works & Authors cited:

Al.
Alexanders Saga. (G. I.)
Orkn.
Orkneyinga Saga. (E. II.)
Sturl.
Sturlunga Saga. (D. I.)
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