Eitr

Old Norse Dictionary - eitr

Meaning of Old Norse word "eitr" in English.

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

eitr
n., gen. eitrs, [A. S. âtor; O. H. G. eitar; Dan. ædder; Old Engl. atter-cop; the spider is in A. S. âtor-coppa, whence Dan. ædder-kop = cup of poison]:—poison, Bær. 15, FmS. vi. 166, viii. 303, Edda 155 (pref.), Al. 49, FaS. i. 522 (in a verse).

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

Abbreviations used:

A. S.
Anglo-Saxon.
Dan.
Danish.
Engl.
English.
f.
feminine.
gen.
genitive.
gl.
glossary.
l.
line.
n.
neuter.
O. H. G.
Old High German.
pref.
preface.
S.
Saga.

Works & Authors cited:

Al.
Alexanders Saga. (G. I.)
Bær.
Bærings Saga. (G. II.)
Edda
Edda. (C. I.)
Fas.
Fornaldar Sögur. (C. II.)
Fms.
Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
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