Elna

Old Norse Dictionary - elna

Meaning of Old Norse word "elna" in English.

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

elna
að, [cp. Goth. aljanon; A. S. elnjan = aemulari], to wax, grow, a medic. term, in the phrases, sótt elnar á hendr e-m, the fever grows upon one’s hands, i. e. becomes worse; en sótt elnaði á hendr Gizuri biskupi, BS. i. 69; þá elnaði sótt á hendr Kveldúlfi, en er dró at því at hann var banvænn, etc., Eg. 126; e-m elnar sótt, id.; ok elnar honum sóttin, Band. 14; en Lopthænu einaði sóttin (of a woman in labour), FaS. ii. 162; sótt elnaði við Lopthænu, 504.

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

Abbreviations used:

A. S.
Anglo-Saxon.
cp.
compare.
etc.
et cetera.
Goth.
Gothic.
i. e.
id est.
medic.
medicine, medically.
S.
Saga.

Works & Authors cited:

Band.
Banda-manna Saga. (D. II.)
Bs.
Biskupa Sögur. (D. III.)
Eg.
Egils Saga. (D. II.)
Fas.
Fornaldar Sögur. (C. II.)
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