Ein-hama

Old Norse Dictionary - ein-hama

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

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

ein-hama
and ein-hamr, adj. ‘one-shaped,’ as equivalent in the phrase eigi e., ‘not single-shaped,’ a werewolf; it is also used with berserkr, q. v.; sem háttr er þeirra manna sem eigi eru einhamir … er af þeim gengr berserks-gangrinn, Eb. 136; Þrándr var kallaðr eigi e. (Thrand was thought to be a werewolf), meðan hann var heiðinn, en þá tók af flestum tröllskap er skírðir vóru, 306; þykkir sem hann hati eigi síðan dyggilega e. verit, Fb. i. 260; því at þú ert eigi e., Ísl. ii. 29: without a preceding eigi (less correctly), at hann hafi sterkastr maðr verit … sá er e. hefir verit, i. e. of those who were not berserkers, Fb. i. 524, Fas. ii. 261; cp. hamr, hamramr, hamremi, hamask, etc.

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

Abbreviations used:

adj.
adjective.
cp.
compare.
etc.
et cetera.
i. e.
id est.
l.
line.
q. v.
quod vide.
v.
vide.

Works & Authors cited:

Eb.
Eyrbyggja Saga. (D. II.)
Fas.
Fornaldar Sögur. (C. II.)
Fb.
Flateyjar-bók (E. I.)
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