Anna

Old Norse Dictionary - anna

Meaning of Old Norse word "anna" in English.

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

anna Old Norse word can mean:

anna
að, [önn, labor; Ivar Aasen anna: the root is not found in Goth.]
anna
I. act. but rare; with dat. in the sense to be able to do; eg anna því ekki, I cannot manage that: absol., geldingar svá holdir, at þeir anni á degi ofan í Odda, ellipt. = anni at ganga, that they can walk, Vm. 28.
anna
II. dep. freq.:
anna
1. with acc.,
anna
α. a law term; in cases involving support, to take care, provide for, to support; þá skal móðirin þau börn annast, Grág. i. 240; a. úmaga, 243, 294; a. sik, to support oneself, Fms. vi. 204; úmegð, Rd. 234.
anna
β. more generally to take care of; mál þetta mun ek a., Glúm. 358.
anna
γ. to engage in battle; tveir skyldi annast einnhvern þeirra; þeir Barði ok Steinn skyldi a. Ketil brúsa, Ísl. (Hvs.) ii. 356.
anna
2. a. um e-t, to be busy about, trouble oneself about; a. um matreiðu, to cook, Nj. 75; hann a. ekki um bú, Glúm. 342, 359.

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

Abbreviations used:

Goth.
Gothic.
absol.
absolute, absolutely.
act.
active.
dat.
dative.
ellipt.
elliptical, elliptically.
l.
line.
m.
masculine.
dep.
deponent.
freq.
frequent, frequently.
acc.
accusative.

Works & Authors cited:

Ivar Aasen
Ivar Aasen’s Dictionary, 1850.
Vm.
Vilkins-máldagi. (J. I.)
Fms.
Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
Grág.
Grágás. (B. I.)
Rd.
Reykdæla Saga. (D. II.)
Glúm.
Víga-Glúms Saga. (D. II.)
Nj.
Njála. (D. II.)
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