Engja

Old Norse Dictionary - engja

Meaning of Old Norse word "engja" in English.

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

engja Old Norse word can mean:

engja
1. ð, [Gr. αγχω; Lat. ango; Germ. engen], to press tight, compress; engdr (vexed) með ufriði, Str.: with dat., hón engvir honum (makes him anxious, vexes him), ok angrar, id.: the mod. phrase, engja sig (or engjask), Swed. wrida sig, = to writhe with pain, chiefly used of a worm.
engja
2. u, f. and enging, f. [Germ. enge], narrowness (rare): medic., garn-engja, constriction of the bowels.

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

Abbreviations used:

dat.
dative.
Germ.
German.
Gr.
Greek.
id.
idem, referring to the passage quoted or to the translation
Lat.
Latin.
m.
masculine.
mod.
modern.
Swed.
Swedish.
f.
feminine.
medic.
medicine, medically.

Works & Authors cited:

Str.
Strengleikar. (G. II.)
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