Esja

Old Norse Dictionary - esja

Meaning of Old Norse word "esja" in English.

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

esja
u, f. a kind of clay, freq. in Norway in that sense, vide Ivar Aasen; the name of the mountain Esja in Icel. no doubt derives its name from this clay, which is here found in abundance, Eggert Itin. ch. 21; hence Esju-berg, n. name of a farm, Landn., [eisa, and even Germ. esse, Dan. esse, Swed. ässa are kindred words.]

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

Abbreviations used:

ch.
chapter.
Dan.
Danish.
f.
feminine.
freq.
frequent, frequently.
Germ.
German.
Icel.
Iceland, Icelander, Icelanders, Icelandic.
l.
line.
m.
masculine.
n.
neuter.
Swed.
Swedish.

Works & Authors cited:

Itin.
Itinerarium or Travels of Eggert Ólafsson, 1772.
Ivar Aasen
Ivar Aasen’s Dictionary, 1850.
Landn.
Landnáma. (D. I.)
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