As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
angi Old Norse word can mean:
- a, m. [Norse angie].
- I. sweet odour; þvílíkan ilm ok anga sem cedrus, Stj. 73, etc.
- II. [cp. A. S. anga = aculeus, stimulus], a spine or prickle, in the phrase, þetta mál hefir anga, has a sting, is not good to touch, BS. ii. 52. Now often used in pl. and used of a sprout, fibre in fruits or plants; metaph. a spoilt boy is called angi, ‘a pickle:’ as to the root, cp. öngull, hamus, and the English angle: angilja, u, f. is, according to Björn, one of the bones of a fish.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛅᚾᚴᛁ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- et cetera.
- A. S.
- metaphorical, metaphorically.
Works & Authors cited:
- Stjórn. (F. I.)
- Biörn Halldórsson.
- Biskupa Sögur. (D. III.)
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This headword also appears in dictionaries of other languages descending from Old Norse.