Baldr

Old Norse Dictionary - baldr

Meaning of Old Norse word "baldr" in English.

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

baldr Old Norse word can mean:

baldr
rs, m. [A. S. baldor, princeps, seems to be a different root from the Goth. balþs, A. S. bald, which answers to the Icel. ball- or bald- without r], prop. = Lat. princeps, the best, foremost; in compds as mann-baldr, her-baldr, fólk-baldr.
baldr
β. meton. the god Balder, because of his noble disposition, Edda. Baldrs-brá, f. Balder’s eye-brow, botan. cotida foetida, Ivar Aasen ballebraa and baldurbraa, pyrethrum inodorum, Edda 15; the B. is there called the fairest and whitest of all flowers (allra grasa hvítast). Perhaps the eye-bright or euphrasy,,—the Icel. Baldrs-brá, if we remember rightly, resembles the Engl. ‘ox-eye’ or ‘dog-daisy.’

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

Abbreviations used:

A. S.
Anglo-Saxon.
Goth.
Gothic.
Icel.
Iceland, Icelander, Icelanders, Icelandic.
l.
line.
Lat.
Latin.
m.
masculine.
prop.
proper, properly.
S.
Saga.
botan.
botanically.
Engl.
English.
f.
feminine.
gl.
glossary.
meton.
metonomy, metonomically.
n.
neuter.

Works & Authors cited:

Edda
Edda. (C. I.)
Ivar Aasen
Ivar Aasen’s Dictionary, 1850.
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