Austr-vegr

Old Norse Dictionary - austr-vegr

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

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

austr-vegr Old Norse word can mean:

austr-vegr
s, m. the eastern way, east, esp. Russia, Wenden, the east Baltic; fara í Austrveg is a standing phrase for trading or piratical expeditions in the Baltic, opp. to víking or vestr-víking, which only refer to expeditions to the British Islands, Normandy, Brittany, etc.; austr-víking, Landn. 221, is a false reading; hann var farmaðr mikill (Hólmgarðs-fari) ok kaupmaðr; fór opt í Austrveg (Baltic), Landn. 169, Nj. 41, Eg. 228, Fms. freq., vide vol. xii, s. v. In the Edda fara í A. is a standing phrase for the expeditions of Thor against giants, Þórr var farinn í A. at berja tröll, 26, cp. Ls. 59, where a. means the eastern region of heaven. Sometimes it is used of the east in general, Ver. 9, Rb. 412, 623. 13, Baut. no. 813.
austr-vegr
COMPDS: austrvegskonungar, austrvegsmaðr.

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

Abbreviations used:

cp.
compare.
esp.
especially.
etc.
et cetera.
freq.
frequent, frequently.
l.
line.
m.
masculine.
n.
neuter.
no.
number.
opp.
opposed.
s. v.
sub voce.
v.
vide.

Works & Authors cited:

Baut.
Bautil. (K. II.)
Edda
Edda. (C. I.)
Eg.
Egils Saga. (D. II.)
Fms.
Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
Landn.
Landnáma. (D. I.)
Ls.
Loka-senna. (A. I.)
Nj.
Njála. (D. II.)
Rb.
Rímbegla. (H. III.)
Ver.
Veraldar Saga. (E. II.)
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