Arinn

Old Norse Dictionary - arinn

Meaning of Old Norse word "arinn" in English.

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

arinn Old Norse word can mean:

arinn
s, m., dat. aarni = árni, Fs. 42, Rm. 2, [a word still freq. in Denmark and in Norway; Dan. arne, arnested; Norse aarstad, Ivar Aasen: in Icel. it is very rare]
arinn
1. a hearth, Fs. (Vd.) 42; kom maðr um nóttina ok tók glæðr af árni, Sturl. ii. 101; þrjá vissa ek elda (fires), þrjá vissa ek arna (hearth-stones), Gh. 10; mæli malts af arni hverjum, viz. three for each farm (cp. arineldar, Gþl. 376), Hkr. ii. 384, Fms. x. 398, v. 101.
arinn
2. as a law term, used in the phrase, fara eldi ok arni, to remove one’s homestead, fire and hearth together, Grág. ii. 253, 334 (where iarni is a corrupt reading). Now in Icel. eldstó.
arinn
3. metaph. an elevated balcony, pavement, story, scaffold; stafir fjórir stóðu upp ok syllur upp í milli, ok var þar a. á, Fms. viii. 429; í miðju húsinu var a. víðr (raised floor) … en uppi á arninum var sæng mikil, v. 339, Karl. 190, Stj. 308.
arinn
β. of a ship, a hatchway, Edda (Gl.)
arinn
COMPDS: arinshorn, arinsjárn.

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

Abbreviations used:

Dan.
Danish.
dat.
dative.
freq.
frequent, frequently.
Icel.
Iceland, Icelander, Icelanders, Icelandic.
l.
line.
m.
masculine.
n.
neuter.
cp.
compare.
v.
vide.
viz.
namely.
metaph.
metaphorical, metaphorically.

Works & Authors cited:

Fs.
Forn-sögur. (D. II.)
Ivar Aasen
Ivar Aasen’s Dictionary, 1850.
Rm.
Rígsmál. (A. II.)
Fms.
Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
Gh.
Guðrúnar-hefna. (A. II.)
Gþl.
Gulaþings-lög. (B. II.)
Hkr.
Heimskringla. (E. I.)
Sturl.
Sturlunga Saga. (D. I.)
Vd.
Vatnsdæla Saga. (D. II.)
Grág.
Grágás. (B. I.)
Karl.
Karla-magnús Saga. (G. I.)
Stj.
Stjórn. (F. I.)
Edda
Edda. (C. I.)
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