Austan

Old Norse Dictionary - austan

Meaning of Old Norse word "austan" in English.

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

austan Old Norse word can mean:

austan
adv. [A. S. eastan; Hel. ôstan], from the east, Eg. 183, Eb. 4: of the direction of the wind (cp. vestan, sunnan, norðan), used with a preceding prep. á, á vestan, austan …, blowing from west, east …, BS. ii. 48.
austan
β. fyrir a. used as a prep. with acc. east of; fyrir a. mitt haf, Grág. ch. 85, p. 142 new Ed., Nj. 36, 81, Eg. 100, Landn. 228.
austan
γ. with gen. in phrases like austan lands, a. fjarðar, cp. norðan, sunnan, vestan, Hkr. iii. 201.
austan
COMPDS: austanferð, austanfjarðar, austangola, austankváma, austanmaðr, austansjór, austanveðr, austanverðr, austanvindr.

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

Abbreviations used:

adv.
adverb.
A. S.
Anglo-Saxon.
cp.
compare.
Hel.
Heliand.
l.
line.
S.
Saga.
v.
vide.
acc.
accusative.
ch.
chapter.
n.
neuter.
gen.
genitive.

Works & Authors cited:

Bs.
Biskupa Sögur. (D. III.)
Eb.
Eyrbyggja Saga. (D. II.)
Eg.
Egils Saga. (D. II.)
Grág.
Grágás. (B. I.)
Landn.
Landnáma. (D. I.)
Nj.
Njála. (D. II.)
Hkr.
Heimskringla. (E. I.)
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