Austr-ríki

Old Norse Dictionary - austr-ríki

Meaning of Old Norse word "austr-ríki" in English.

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

austr-ríki
n. the eastern empire, esp. the east of Europe (Russia, Austria, sometimes also including Turkey of the present time); the term is often vague, and synonymous to Austrvegr, Austrlönd, or referring to the Germany of the year 843; (the mod. sense is = Austria); Ívarr víðfaðmi eignaðist allt Danaveldi, ok mikinn hluta Saxlands ok allt A., Hkr. Yngl. S. ch. 45, FmS. vi. 8; Constantinopolis er æðst borga í A., Ver. 49; Þeodosius inn mikli var sex vetr konungr í A., 50; Licinius hét konungr í A., BlaS. 37, in these last passages = the eastern empire (of Rome); þá er ek (viz. king David) lifða ok vask konungr kallaðr í A. (in the east), Niðrst. 4, cp. Baut. noS. 780, 979.

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

Abbreviations used:

ch.
chapter.
cp.
compare.
esp.
especially.
gl.
glossary.
l.
line.
mod.
modern.
n.
neuter.
S.
Saga.
viz.
namely.

Works & Authors cited:

Baut.
Bautil. (K. II.)
Blas.
Blasius Saga. (F. III.)
Fms.
Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
Hkr.
Heimskringla. (E. I.)
Niðrst.
Niðrstigningar Saga. (F. III.)
Ver.
Veraldar Saga. (E. II.)
Yngl. S.
Ynglinga Saga. (C. II.)
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