Auð-

Old Norse Dictionary - auð-

Meaning of Old Norse word "auð-" in English.

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

auð-
adverbial prefix to a great many adjectives, adverbs, and participles, seldom to subst. nouns, [not found in Ulf.; A. S. eâð, as in eâðmedu, humilitas, and also as a separate adj. eâde. facilis; Old Engl. ‘eath,’ ‘uneath,’ for ‘easy,’ ‘uneasy;’ Hel. ôð and ôði, facilis, unôði, difficilis], easy, opp. to tor-. To this ‘aud’ and not to ‘old’ may perhaps be referred some of the compds of aud and awd in Scottish and provincial English. Thus ‘audie’ in Scotch means an easy careless fellow; ‘aud farand,’ or ‘auld farand,’ may both mean easy going: v. the words in Jamieson and the Craven Glossary.

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

Abbreviations used:

adj.
adjective.
A. S.
Anglo-Saxon.
Engl.
English.
f.
feminine.
gl.
glossary.
Hel.
Heliand.
l.
line.
opp.
opposed.
S.
Saga.
subst.
substantive.
Ulf.
Ulfilas.
v.
vide.
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