Dyngja

Old Norse Dictionary - dyngja

Meaning of Old Norse word "dyngja" in English.

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

dyngja Old Norse word can mean:

dyngja
u, f.
dyngja
1. a lady’s bower, in old Icel. dwellings, Eg. 159, Nj. 66, Bjarn. 68, Rd. 270, Korm. 10, FS. 88, Gísl. 15; in those passages it is different from ‘stofa,’ and seems to have been a detached apartment: [as to the root, cp. A. S. dyng, O. H. G. tunc, Engl. dungeon;—the common sense prob. being that both the bower and the dungeon were secluded chambers in the inner part of the house or castle]:—Trolla-dyngjur, a mountain in Icel., a bower of giantesses.
dyngja
2. a heap, dung, Dan. dynge, (mod.)

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

Abbreviations used:

f.
feminine.
A. S.
Anglo-Saxon.
cp.
compare.
Engl.
English.
gl.
glossary.
Icel.
Iceland, Icelander, Icelanders, Icelandic.
l.
line.
m.
masculine.
n.
neuter.
O. H. G.
Old High German.
prob.
probably.
S.
Saga.
Dan.
Danish.
mod.
modern.

Works & Authors cited:

Bjarn.
Bjarnar Saga. (D. II.)
Eg.
Egils Saga. (D. II.)
Fs.
Forn-sögur. (D. II.)
Gísl.
Gísla Saga. (D. II.)
Korm.
Kormaks Saga. (D. II.)
Nj.
Njála. (D. II.)
Rd.
Reykdæla Saga. (D. II.)
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