Eldi

Old Norse Dictionary - eldi

Meaning of Old Norse word "eldi" in English.

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

eldi Old Norse word can mean:

eldi
(elþi, Grág.), n. [ala], feeding, maintenance, Grág. i. ii 7, 143: the person maintained, 236: in mod. usage esp. of keeping another’s lambs, sheep, in winter, hence lambs-eldi, ‘lambs-keep,’ an obligation on every householder to feed a lamb for the priest in winter; elda-skildagi, m. the time when the lambs are sent back (middle of May); the phrase, skila úr eldum, to send back (lambs): eldis-hestr, m. a horse kept in stall, opp. to útigangs-hestr.
eldi
2. a thing born; mislit eldi, Stj. 179. Gen. xxxi. 8; e. þat er fram fer af kviði konunnar, 656 B. 7; skaltú þiggja þat at Guði at hann gefi þér gott eldi, Mar. 3, 6, 19; komask frá e. sínu, to be delivered of a child, Fas. iii. 276; cp. upp-eldi, breeding.

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

Abbreviations used:

esp.
especially.
m.
masculine.
mod.
modern.
n.
neuter.
opp.
opposed.
cp.
compare.

Works & Authors cited:

Grág.
Grágás. (B. I.)
Fas.
Fornaldar Sögur. (C. II.)
Mar.
Maríu Saga. (F. III.)
Stj.
Stjórn. (F. I.)
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