As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
auð-vinr Old Norse word can mean:
- m. (poët.) a charitable friend [A. S. eâðvine] ; in the old poets freq. spelt otvin, v. Lex. poët.
- 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
- A. S.
- frequent, frequently.
- proper, properly.
Works & Authors cited:
- Lex. Poët.
- Lexicon Poëticum by Sveinbjörn Egilsson, 1860.
- Heimskringla. (E. I.)