Deild

Old Norse Dictionary - deild

Meaning of Old Norse word "deild" in English.

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

deild Old Norse word can mean:

deild
(deilþ, deilð), f.
deild
1. a deal, dole, share. Edda 147: fara at deildum, to be parcelled out. Orkn. 88, Ísl. ii. 337 (a portion of meat); göra d., to give a dole, n. G. l. i. 142; the phrase. fá illt ór deildum, to get a bad share, be worsted, Sighvat (in a verse).
deild
2. dealings; harðar deildir, hard dealings, Fbr. (in a verse); sannar deildir, just dealings, Lex. Poët.; ill-deildir, ill dealings; grip-deildir, dealings of a robber, robbery; skap-deild, temper.
deild
3. seldom used of fighting with weapons (n. G. l. i. 64), but freq. of a lawsuit (þing-deild), Nj. 138, 141, 86, 36, Eg. 738, FmS. vi. 361, viii. 268, Gþl. 475: the parliamentary phrase, leggja mál í deild, to ‘lay a case under division’ in court (cp. leggja mál í gørð), a phrase which recalls to mind the English parliamentary phrases ‘division’ and ‘divide.’ Sturl. i. 59; leggja mál til deildar, id., Laxd. 204 (MS., Ed. deilu).
deild
β. cp. also local names, Deildar-tunga, -hvammr, -hjalli, Landn., Sturl.
deild
γ. in Icel. a boundary river is often called Deild or Deildar-á, Deildar-lækr, etc.; or of other boundary places, Deildar-hvammr, etc.
deild
δ. metaph., í aðra d., þriðju d., etc., secondly, thirdly, etc., Stj. 9, 21.
deild
COMPDS: deildararfr, deildarlið, deildarmaðr.

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

Abbreviations used:

f.
feminine.
l.
line.
L.
Linnæus.
n.
neuter.
cp.
compare.
freq.
frequent, frequently.
id.
idem, referring to the passage quoted or to the translation
S.
Saga.
etc.
et cetera.
Icel.
Iceland, Icelander, Icelanders, Icelandic.
metaph.
metaphorical, metaphorically.

Works & Authors cited:

Edda
Edda. (C. I.)
N. G. L.
Norges Gamle Love. (B. II.)
Orkn.
Orkneyinga Saga. (E. II.)
Fbr.
Fóstbræðra Saga. (D. II.)
Lex. Poët.
Lexicon Poëticum by Sveinbjörn Egilsson, 1860.
Eg.
Egils Saga. (D. II.)
Fms.
Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
Gþl.
Gulaþings-lög. (B. II.)
Nj.
Njála. (D. II.)
Sturl.
Sturlunga Saga. (D. I.)
Landn.
Landnáma. (D. I.)
Stj.
Stjórn. (F. I.)
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