Eigna

Old Norse Dictionary - eigna

Meaning of Old Norse word "eigna" in English.

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

eigna Old Norse word can mean:

eigna
að; e. e-m e-t, to attribute to one, Stj. 25, Grett. 147 A, Fms. v. 277: to dedicate, name after one, mikit hof ok eignat Þór, i. 294; kirkju ok e. hinum helga Kolumba, Landn. 43; eigna daga vitrum mönnum heiðnum, Bs. i. 237; eigna sér, to declare a thing to be one’s own property; fé minu ok eignir ykkr Helgu, say that you and Helga are the owners, Nj. 257; e. sér land, to take land into one’s own hands, Fms. v. 168: the proverb, sér eignar smalamaðr fé, þó enga eigi hann kindina, the shepherd calls the flock his own, though he owns not a sheep.
eigna
2. reflex. to get, become the owner of, Grág. i. 4, Nj. 94, Fms. i. 28, iv. 79, Edda 145 (pref.): part. eignaðr, having possession, Fms. iv. 23, v. l.

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

Abbreviations used:

n.
neuter.
s. v.
sub voce.
v.
vide.
f.
feminine.
l.
line.
part.
participle.
pref.
preface.
reflex.
retlexive.
v. l.
varia lectio.

Works & Authors cited:

Bs.
Biskupa Sögur. (D. III.)
Fms.
Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
Grett.
Grettis Saga. (D. II.)
Landn.
Landnáma. (D. I.)
Nj.
Njála. (D. II.)
Stj.
Stjórn. (F. I.)
Edda
Edda. (C. I.)
Grág.
Grágás. (B. I.)
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