Ein-vænn

Old Norse Dictionary - ein-vænn

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

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

ein-vænn
adj. [ván]: medic., liggja e., to lie in a hopeless state, to be sinking fast, BS. i. 353; hón hafði aldri orðit einvænni, her life had never been in greater danger, id.; fylgði bæði svefnleysi ok matleysi, ok þótti hann þá einvænn vera, and they thought he was in a hopeless state, 144, (Ed. emrænn, which no doubt is a misspelling in the MS.)

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

Abbreviations used:

adj.
adjective.
id.
idem, referring to the passage quoted or to the translation
medic.
medicine, medically.
S.
Saga.

Works & Authors cited:

Bs.
Biskupa Sögur. (D. III.)
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