Elska

Old Norse Dictionary - elska

Meaning of Old Norse word "elska" in English.

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

elska Old Norse word can mean:

elska
u, f. (ælska, Barl. 6, O. H. l.), [this word is peculiar to the Scandin. races; it is probably derived from él and an inflexive sk, and properly means storm, whence metaph. passion; the Swedes and Danes have not the single word, but älskog and elskov, qs. elsk-hogr; Icel. elskhugi or elskogi]:—love; með Guðs elsku ok náungs, Hom. 48; hafa elsku á e-m, to love one, Bs. i. 36; mikla elsku hafði jarl á konungs syni, Fms. ix. 242; vit höfum lengi saman haldit okkarri elsku, vii. 140; svá mikla ást sem þú hefir á hinum digra manni ok elsku við hann lagt, iv. 182.
elska
COMPDS: elskuband, elskubragð, elskufullr, elskugeð, elskugras, elskulauss, elskuleysi, elskumerki, elskusemi, elskuváttr.

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

Abbreviations used:

f.
feminine.
Icel.
Iceland, Icelander, Icelanders, Icelandic.
l.
line.
L.
Linnæus.
m.
masculine.
metaph.
metaphorical, metaphorically.
n.
neuter.
qs.
quasi.
Scandin.
Scandinavia, Scandinavian.
v.
vide.

Works & Authors cited:

Barl.
Barlaams Saga. (F. III.)
Bs.
Biskupa Sögur. (D. III.)
Fms.
Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
Hom.
Homiliu-bók. (F. II.)
O. H. L.
Ólafs Saga Helga Legendaria. (E. I.)
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