As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
aumr Old Norse word can mean:
- adj. [Ulf. has arms = miser; Dan. and Swed. öm], seems with all its compounds to be a Scandin. word. It originally probably meant sore, aching, touchy, tender. In mod. Icel. it is sometimes used in this sense, in Dan. and Swed. only = sore, and metaph. tender.
- 2. metaph. poorly, miserable, unhappy; styrkstú, aumr, strengthen thyself, wretched man, Orkn. 153, Hom. 15, 16, Th. 6, 16: in a bad sense = armr, Fms. ix. 414.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛅᚢᛘᚱ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- Iceland, Icelander, Icelanders, Icelandic.
- metaphorical, metaphorically.
- Scandinavia, Scandinavian.
Works & Authors cited:
- Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
- Homiliu-bók. (F. II.)
- Orkneyinga Saga. (E. II.)
- Theophilus. (F. III.)
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This headword also appears in dictionaries of other languages descending from Old Norse.