And-vari

Old Norse Dictionary - and-vari

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

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

and-vari Old Norse word can mean:

and-vari
a, m.
and-vari
I. a fish of prey, gurnard, Lat. miluus, Edda (Gl.); the name of the gurnard-shaped dwarf, Edda 72; the owner of a fatal ring, hence called andvara-nautr: cp. Skv. 1. 2, Andvari ek heiti … margan hefi ek fors um farit;—ótti svá mikill ok andvari, Hom. (St.); cp. Pass., andvara öngan hefir umhyggju-lítill sést.
and-vari
II. in mod. usage, a soft breeze, and metaph. watchfulness, vigilance, in such phrases as, hafa andvara á sér, Pass. 15. 6: andvara-lauss, adj. heedless; andvara-leysi, f. mostly in a theol. sense, etc.
and-vari
COMPD: andvaragestr.

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

Abbreviations used:

m.
masculine.
cp.
compare.
l.
line.
Lat.
Latin.
v.
vide.
adj.
adjective.
etc.
et cetera.
f.
feminine.
metaph.
metaphorical, metaphorically.
mod.
modern.
theol.
theological, theologically.

Works & Authors cited:

Edda
Edda. (C. I.)
Hom.
Homiliu-bók. (F. II.)
Pass.
Passiu-Sálmar.
Skv.
Sigurðar-kviða. (A. II.)
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