Enni

Old Norse Dictionary - enni

Meaning of Old Norse word "enni" in English.

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

enni
n. [a word peculiar to the Scandin.; Swed. änne, but usually in mod. Swed. and Dan. panna or pande; root uncertain]:—the forehead; þó spratt honum sveiti í enni, Nj. 68, Pr. 471; um þvert ennit, Fms. i. 178: also brow, metaph. a steep crag, precipice, Landn., Eb.

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

Abbreviations used:

Dan.
Danish.
metaph.
metaphorical, metaphorically.
mod.
modern.
n.
neuter.
Scandin.
Scandinavia, Scandinavian.
Swed.
Swedish.

Works & Authors cited:

Eb.
Eyrbyggja Saga. (D. II.)
Fms.
Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
Landn.
Landnáma. (D. I.)
Nj.
Njála. (D. II.)
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