Auð-vinr

Old Norse Dictionary - auð-vinr

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

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

auð-vinr Old Norse word can mean:

auð-vinr
m. (poët.) a charitable friend [A. S. eâðvine] ; in the old poets freq. spelt otvin, v. Lex. poët.
auð-vinr
β. as a pr. name Auðunn; the etymology in Hkr. i. 12 is bad; and so is also the popular etymology of this word = none, fr. auðr, vacuus.

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

Abbreviations used:

A. S.
Anglo-Saxon.
freq.
frequent, frequently.
m.
masculine.
poët.
poetically.
S.
Saga.
v.
vide.
pr.
proper, properly.

Works & Authors cited:

Lex. Poët.
Lexicon Poëticum by Sveinbjörn Egilsson, 1860.
Hkr.
Heimskringla. (E. I.)
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