Daunn

Old Norse Dictionary - daunn

Meaning of Old Norse word "daunn" in English.

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

daunn
m. [Goth. dauns = οσμη; cp. Swed.-Dan. dunst; O. H. G. dauns]:—a smell, esp. a bad smell, Anecd. 8; illr d., Rb. 352; opp. to ilmr (sweet smell), 623. 22; in Ub. 3. 27 used in a good sense.

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

Abbreviations used:

cp.
compare.
Dan.
Danish.
esp.
especially.
Goth.
Gothic.
m.
masculine.
n.
neuter.
O. H. G.
Old High German.
opp.
opposed.
Swed.
Swedish.

Works & Authors cited:

Anecd.
Anecdoton. (H. II.)
Rb.
Rímbegla. (H. III.)
Ub.
Uppsala-bók. (C. I.)
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