Eign

Old Norse Dictionary - eign

Meaning of Old Norse word "eign" in English.

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

eign Old Norse word can mean:

eign
f. property, possession, patrimony; ríki þessu er ek kalla mína eign, Fms. i. 201; fá til eignar, to get, Stj. 484; kasta sinni eign á e-t, to take into possession, Fms. iv. 238, Eg. 466.
eign
β. chiefly in pl. estates, landed property, opp. to lausafé or movable; hann átti eignir í Vík austr, Eg. 466, K. Á. 84: sing., en ef eign (a landed estate) er í þegngildi, Gþl. 131; eignir eða lausafé, N. G. l. i. 121; eignir er hann tekr, 122.
eign
COMPDS: eignalauss, eignarbúr, eignarhluti, eignarjörð, eignarkona, eignarlýðr, eignarlýrittr, eignarmaðr, eignarmark, eignarnafn, eignarskipti, eignarvitni.

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

Abbreviations used:

f.
feminine.
v.
vide.
l.
line.
L.
Linnæus.
opp.
opposed.
pl.
plural.
sing.
singular.

Works & Authors cited:

Eg.
Egils Saga. (D. II.)
Fms.
Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
Stj.
Stjórn. (F. I.)
Gþl.
Gulaþings-lög. (B. II.)
K. Á.
Kristinn-réttr Árna biskups. (B. III.)
N. G. L.
Norges Gamle Love. (B. II.)
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