Endr

Old Norse Dictionary - endr

Meaning of Old Norse word "endr" in English.

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

endr Old Norse word can mean:

endr
adv. [cp. Lat. ante].
endr
I. in times of yore, erst, formerly, before; very freq. in old poetry, Am. 1, Ad. 3, Ýt. 12, 13, Eg. 751 (in a verse), vide Lex. Poët.; in prose very rare, or only in the phrase, endr fyrir löngu, a long time ago, Fas. iii. 250, 347; cp. eðr.
endr
2. in the phrases, endr annan veg en endr = now one way, now another, 677. 2; endr ok sinnum, mod. endrum og sinnum, from time to time, now and then, Sks. 208; endr ok stundum, id., 703 B. endra-nær and endrar-nær, adv. at other times, otherwise; bæði þá ok endra-nær, Bs. i. 533; sem jafnan endra-nær, as always else, 526, 538; sem ávalt endrar-nær, Fas. ii. 144; at enum sama hætti sem e., Rb. 28; en þat er endra-nær, at …, but else, that …, Fms. viii. 410.
endr
II. again; svá kom Óðins son endr at hamri, Þkv. 32. Mostly as prefix to nouns and verbs, answering to Lat. re-, chiefly in a biblical and theological sense, esp. after the Reformation.

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

Abbreviations used:

adv.
adverb.
cp.
compare.
Lat.
Latin.
v.
vide.
freq.
frequent, frequently.
m.
masculine.
id.
idem, referring to the passage quoted or to the translation
mod.
modern.
esp.
especially.
n.
neuter.

Works & Authors cited:

Ad.
Arinbjarnar-drápa. (A. III.)
Am.
Atla-mál. (A. II.)
Eg.
Egils Saga. (D. II.)
Fas.
Fornaldar Sögur. (C. II.)
Lex. Poët.
Lexicon Poëticum by Sveinbjörn Egilsson, 1860.
Bs.
Biskupa Sögur. (D. III.)
Fms.
Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
Rb.
Rímbegla. (H. III.)
Sks.
Konungs Skugg-sjá. (H. II.)
Þkv.
Þryms-kviða. (A. I.)
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