Eldask

Old Norse Dictionary - eldask

Meaning of Old Norse word "eldask" in English.

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

eldask Old Norse word can mean:

eldask
d, [aldr], to grow old; eldisk árgalinn nú, FmS. vi. 251; er þá tók mjök at eldask, viii. 108; hann tekr nú at eldask (MS. öldask) mjök, xi. 51; ek finn at ek eldumk, en þverr kraptrinn, Orkn. 464; þeir hrymask eigi né eldask, Rb. 346.
eldask
β. part. eldr, old, worn by age; Gísli kvaðsk eldr vera mjök frá úfriði, Sturl. iii. 10: equivocal is the phrase, eldir at ráðum ok at þrotum komnir (in the dream of king Sverrir), FmS. viii. 108, cp. Orkn. ch. 34.
eldask
γ. imperS. in the phrase, nótt (acc.) eldir, the night grows old (cp. elding); þá er nótt eldir, FaS. i. 147.

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

Abbreviations used:

n.
neuter.
S.
Saga.
ch.
chapter.
cp.
compare.
l.
line.
part.
participle.
acc.
accusative.
impers.
impersonal.
pers.
person.

Works & Authors cited:

Fms.
Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
Orkn.
Orkneyinga Saga. (E. II.)
Rb.
Rímbegla. (H. III.)
Sturl.
Sturlunga Saga. (D. I.)
Fas.
Fornaldar Sögur. (C. II.)
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