Ein-herjar

Old Norse Dictionary - ein-herjar

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

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

ein-herjar
m. pl. the ‘only’ or great champions, the dead warriors in Valhalla; about this mythological word vide Edda (Gg.) 23–25, Em. 1, Hkm. 16, Gm. 23, Vþm. 40, 41: sing. voc. einheri, thou great champion! (of Thor), Ls. 60: the name Einarr is properly = einheri; cp. einarðr bold, einörð valour, all kindred words.

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

Abbreviations used:

cp.
compare.
l.
line.
m.
masculine.
pl.
plural.
sing.
singular.

Works & Authors cited:

Edda
Edda. (C. I.)
Em.
Eiríks-mál. (A. III.)
Gg.
Grógaldr. (A. II.)
Gm.
Grímnis-mál. (A. I.)
Hkm.
Hákonar-mál. (A. III.)
Ls.
Loka-senna. (A. I.)
Vþm.
Vafþrúðnis-mál. (A. I.)
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