And-svar

Old Norse Dictionary - and-svar

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

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

and-svar Old Norse word can mean:

and-svar
and annsvar, n. [A. S. andsvaru; Hel. uses andvordi and andvordian = respondere; Ulf. andavaurd], an ‘answer,’ response, but in old writers esp. a decision; vera skjótr í andsvörum, prompt in deciding, FmS. i. 277; sagðist til hans hafa vikit um ansvarit, put the case under his decision, vi. 354; munu vit tala fleira áðr ek veita því andsvör, before I decide, Ld. 80; in n. G. l. i. 86 it seems to mean protest, intervention: used of the echo in Al. 35.
and-svar
COMPD: andsvaramaðr.

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

Abbreviations used:

A. S.
Anglo-Saxon.
esp.
especially.
f.
feminine.
Hel.
Heliand.
l.
line.
L.
Linnæus.
n.
neuter.
S.
Saga.
Ulf.
Ulfilas.

Works & Authors cited:

Al.
Alexanders Saga. (G. I.)
Fms.
Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
Ld.
Laxdæla Saga. (D. II.)
N. G. L.
Norges Gamle Love. (B. II.)
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