Anza

Old Norse Dictionary - anza

Meaning of Old Norse word "anza" in English.

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

anza Old Norse word can mean:

anza
að, contr. form = andsvara, to pay attention to, take notice of; with dat., (þeim) sem hón a. minnr ok vanrækir, cares less about, Stj. 95, 81, 195.
anza
2. to reply, answer (now freq.); a. e-u and til es; illu mun furða, ef nokkurr a. til, where it means to reply, but without the notion of speaking, Fms. i. 194; Oddr anzaði ok heldr stutt, where it seems to mean to return a greeting, but silently by signs, Fb. i. 254; konungr a. því ekki, a reply to a letter, Fms. ix. 339; hann sat kyrr ok a. engu, Bárd. 180; Mirmant heyrði til ræðu hennar ok a. fá, Mirm. 69.

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

Abbreviations used:

contr.
contracted.
dat.
dative.
freq.
frequent, frequently.
m.
masculine.

Works & Authors cited:

Stj.
Stjórn. (F. I.)
Fb.
Flateyjar-bók (E. I.)
Fms.
Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
Mirm.
Mirmants Saga. (G. II.)
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