Arm-leggr

Old Norse Dictionary - arm-leggr

Meaning of Old Norse word "arm-leggr" in English.

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

arm-leggr
jar, and s, m. the arm, lacertus; hann fékk hvergi sveigt hans armleggi, Grett. 61; ofan eptir a. mjök at ölnboga, Sturl. i. 71, Symb. 25, Stj. 265. Exod. vi. 1 (with a strong band), Anecd. 4 (where it is opp. to handleggr, the fore arm). Sometimes armleggr and handleggr are used indifferently; ek mun bera þik á handlegg mér, I will carry thee on my arm; but below, ok bar þær í vinstra a. sér, Grett. ch. 67, Karl. 517.

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

Abbreviations used:

ch.
chapter.
l.
line.
m.
masculine.
opp.
opposed.

Works & Authors cited:

Anecd.
Anecdoton. (H. II.)
Grett.
Grettis Saga. (D. II.)
Karl.
Karla-magnús Saga. (G. I.)
Stj.
Stjórn. (F. I.)
Sturl.
Sturlunga Saga. (D. I.)
Symb.
Symbolae. (H. IV.)
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