Eggja

Old Norse Dictionary - eggja

Meaning of Old Norse word "eggja" in English.

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

eggja Old Norse word can mean:

eggja
að, to egg on, incite, goad, with acc. of the person, gen. of the thing; (e. e-n e-s), er þá eggjaði hins vesta verks, Nj. 213; allmjök muntu eggjaðr hafa verit þessa verks, Fs. 8; e. lið, a milit. term, to encourage, cheer troops just before battle, Fms. v. 73: proverb, illt er at e. óbilgjarnan, ‘tis not good to egg on an overbearing man, Grett. 91; e. e-n á e-t, to egg one on to do a thing, Nj. 21, Pass. 22. 9: absol., er þat gráta á annari stundu er eggja á annari, Þorst. St. 52.
eggja
2. reflex., láta at eggjask, to yield to another’s egging on; eigi mun konungr láta at eggjask um öll níðingsverk þín, Eg. 415; Haraldr konungr lét at eggjask, Fms. xi. 23; eggjask upp á e-n, to thrust oneself upon one, provoke one,m. 120: recipr. to egg one another on in a battle, eggjuðusk nú fast hvárirtveggju, Nj. 245.

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

Abbreviations used:

absol.
absolute, absolutely.
acc.
accusative.
gen.
genitive.
l.
line.
lit.
literally.
milit.
military.
n.
neuter.
s. v.
sub voce.
v.
vide.
m.
masculine.
pr.
proper, properly.
recipr.
reciprocally.
reflex.
retlexive.

Works & Authors cited:

Fms.
Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
Fs.
Forn-sögur. (D. II.)
Grett.
Grettis Saga. (D. II.)
Nj.
Njála. (D. II.)
Pass.
Passiu-Sálmar.
Eg.
Egils Saga. (D. II.)
Róm.
Rómverja Saga. (E. II.)
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