Dróttinn

Old Norse Dictionary - dróttinn

Meaning of Old Norse word "dróttinn" in English.

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

dróttinn Old Norse word can mean:

dróttinn
mod. drottinn, but in old poetry always rhymed with an ó, e. g. flóttstyggr—dróttni, Sighvat; dat. dróttni or drottni, pl. dróttnar or drottnar, etc.; [A. S. drighten; Hel. druhtin = dominus]:—the master of a ‘drótt’ or household, a lord, master: the proverb, dýrt er dróttins orð, e. g. strong is the master’s word, BS. i. 484, Al. 128, Ld. 212; þræll eða d., Hom. 29; Josep fékk svá mikla virðing af dróttni sínum, 625. 16, Grág. ii. 86; þrjá dróttna átti hann í þessi herleiðingu, FmS. x. 224; eigi er þrællinn æðri enn dróttininn, Post. 656. 37, cp. John xv. 20; en þó eta hundar af molum þeim sem detta af borðum drottna þeirra, Matth. xv. 27; verit hlýðugir yðrum líkamligum drottnum, EpheS. vi. 5: in mod. usage this sense remains in prose in the compd lánar-dróttinn, q. v.
dróttinn
β. old name for a king, Hkr. Yngl. S. ch. 20 (vide drótt).
dróttinn
γ. as a name of heathen priests; þat eru díar kallaðir eðr dróttnar, Hkr. Yngl. S. ch. 2.
dróttinn
2. the Lord, which also is the standing phrase in mod. usage, in the Bible, sermons, hymns, ever since the Reformation; lofaðr sé Drottinn, Nj. 165; af miskun Drottins, Mar. 656 A. 6; greiðit Dróttins götur, 625. 90; Christr Drottinn, Grág. ii. 167; án gráts var Drottinn fæddr, Rb. 332; Drottinn sagði mínum Drottni, Matth. xxii. 44; elska skaltú Drottinn Guð þinn, 37; Dróttinn Guð Abrahams, Luke xx. 37, xxiv. 34; hefi eg eigi séð Dróttinn vorn Jesum Christum, eruð þér ekki mitt verk í Drottni? 1 Cor. ix. 1, 5, 14, x. 21, 22, 26, 28, 30, xi. 10, 19, 22, 25, 26, 28, 31, xii. 3, 5, etc. etc.
dróttinn
COMPDS: Drottinsdagr, Drottinskveld, Drottinsmyrgin, Drottinsnótt.

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

Abbreviations used:

A. S.
Anglo-Saxon.
cp.
compare.
dat.
dative.
e. g.
exempli gratia.
etc.
et cetera.
Hel.
Heliand.
l.
line.
m.
masculine.
mod.
modern.
pl.
plural.
q. v.
quod vide.
S.
Saga.
v.
vide.
ch.
chapter.
gl.
glossary.

Works & Authors cited:

Al.
Alexanders Saga. (G. I.)
Bs.
Biskupa Sögur. (D. III.)
Fms.
Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
Grág.
Grágás. (B. I.)
Hom.
Homiliu-bók. (F. II.)
Ld.
Laxdæla Saga. (D. II.)
Post.
Postula Sögur. (F. III.)
Hkr.
Heimskringla. (E. I.)
Yngl. S.
Ynglinga Saga. (C. II.)
Mar.
Maríu Saga. (F. III.)
Nj.
Njála. (D. II.)
Rb.
Rímbegla. (H. III.)
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