Aulandi

Old Norse Dictionary - aulandi

Meaning of Old Norse word "aulandi" in English.

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

aulandi
an indecl. adj., qs. al-landi, an απ. λεγ. in the proverb Nj. 10, illt er þeim er au. er alinn. [The root is prob. al- (Lat. alius), land, cp. A. S. ellend or elland (Hel. elilendi), alienus, peregrinus; Old Engl. alyant; O. H. G. alilanta (whence n. H. G. elend, miser): there is in Icel. also a form erlendr, prob. a corruption for ellendr. This root is quite lost in the Scandin. idioms with the single exception of the proverb mentioned above, and the altered form er-.] The MSS. of the Nj. l. c. differ; some of them have á úlandi in two words, in terra malâ; Johnsonius has not made out the meaning: the proper sense seems to be exul ubique infelix. In olden times peregrinus and miser were synonymous, the first in a proper, the last in a metaphorical sense: so the Lat. hostis (= hospes) passed into the sense of enemy. The spelling with ö (ölandi) ought perhaps to be preferred, although the change of vowel cannot be easily accounted for.

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

Abbreviations used:

adj.
adjective.
απ. λεγ.
απαξ. λεγόμενον.
A. S.
Anglo-Saxon.
cp.
compare.
decl.
declined.
Engl.
English.
for.
foreign.
gl.
glossary.
Hel.
Heliand.
Icel.
Iceland, Icelander, Icelanders, Icelandic.
indecl.
indeclinable.
l.
line.
Lat.
Latin.
l. c.
loco citato.
n.
neuter.
N. H. G.
New High German.
O. H. G.
Old High German.
prob.
probably.
qs.
quasi.
S.
Saga.
Scandin.
Scandinavia, Scandinavian.

Works & Authors cited:

Nj.
Njála. (D. II.)
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