Ey-vit

Old Norse Dictionary - ey-vit

Meaning of Old Norse word "ey-vit" in English.

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

ey-vit
or ey-fit, ey-fvit, ey-vitar, adv. [ey = not, and vit = wight], naught; used as subst. eyvitar, gen., Hm. 93; eyvitu, dat., 27; but else used as adv., blandask eyvitar (blend not) við aðra ísa, Sks. 40 new Ed.: the proverb, eyfit týr (it boots not) þótt skyndi seinn, Mkv.; eyfit hef ek fé, I have no money, Fbr. 49 new Ed.; en biskup hafði þó eyfvit at sök við þenna mann, the bishop could do nothing with this man, Bs. i. 170; hón matti eyfit mæla eðr sofa, she could neither speak nor sleep, 180; hón mátti ok eyfit sofa, 195.

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

Abbreviations used:

adv.
adverb.
dat.
dative.
gen.
genitive.
m.
masculine.
n.
neuter.
subst.
substantive.
v.
vide.

Works & Authors cited:

Bs.
Biskupa Sögur. (D. III.)
Fbr.
Fóstbræðra Saga. (D. II.)
Hm.
Hává-mál. (A. I.)
Mkv.
Málshátta-kvæði. (A. III.)
Sks.
Konungs Skugg-sjá. (H. II.)
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