Ein-arðr

Old Norse Dictionary - ein-arðr

Meaning of Old Norse word "ein-arðr" in English.

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

ein-arðr Old Norse word can mean:

ein-arðr
(qs. ein-harðr), adj. firm, and metaph. honest, sincere; einörð trú, firm belief, Hom. 38, 159; röskr maðr ok e., a bold and trusty man, Nj. 223; e. ok skelegr, firm and undaunted, Sturl. iii. 217; djarfr ok e., daring and bold. Fms. iv. 204: faithful, trusty, ix. 256, opposed to tvídrægr.
ein-arðr
II. single; einörð sæng, a single bed, D. N. ii. 94 (Fr.); bæta einörðum rétti, to pay a single fine, N. G. l. i. 69, 71,—this sense is Norse and obsolete and rarely occurs in Icel. writers; einart þak, a single thatch, Ld. 280; en hann slítr af sér böndin eigi seinna en einarðan vef, Stj. 416. Judges xiv. 12 (‘like a thread,’ A. v.)

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

Abbreviations used:

adj.
adjective.
l.
line.
m.
masculine.
metaph.
metaphorical, metaphorically.
qs.
quasi.
v.
vide.
Fr.
French in etymologies.
Icel.
Iceland, Icelander, Icelanders, Icelandic.
L.
Linnæus.

Works & Authors cited:

Fms.
Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
Hom.
Homiliu-bók. (F. II.)
Nj.
Njála. (D. II.)
Sturl.
Sturlunga Saga. (D. I.)
D. N.
Diplomatarium Norvagicum. (J. II.)
Fr.
Fritzner’s Dictionary, 1867.
Ld.
Laxdæla Saga. (D. II.)
N. G. L.
Norges Gamle Love. (B. II.)
Stj.
Stjórn. (F. I.)
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