Einga-vinr

Old Norse Dictionary - einga-vinr

Meaning of Old Norse word "einga-vinr" in English.

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

einga-vinr
m. an only friend, bosom friend, Nj. 77. In mod. usage einka- (q. v.) is used instead of einga-, which is an obsolete form; and even in old MSS. both forms occur, e. g. Stj. (l. c.), v. l.: Þiðr. 130 spells ‘einka-,’ and it even occurs in old vellums as 623, p. 41; einka-sonr, Luke vii. 12.

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

Abbreviations used:

e. g.
exempli gratia.
l.
line.
l. c.
loco citato.
m.
masculine.
mod.
modern.
q. v.
quod vide.
S.
Saga.
v.
vide.
v. l.
varia lectio.

Works & Authors cited:

Nj.
Njála. (D. II.)
Stj.
Stjórn. (F. I.)
Þiðr.
Þiðreks Saga. (G. I.)
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