As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
eyma Old Norse word can mean:
- d, [aumr], to feel sore; in the phrase, e. sik, to wail, Hom. 155: reflex., eymask, id., Post. (Fr.)
- β. impers., in the metaph. phrase, það eymir af e-u, one feels sore, of after-pains, Fas. iii. 222: in mod. usage also of other things, whatever can still be smelt or felt, as if it came from eimr, q. v.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛁᚢᛘᛅ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- French in etymologies.
- idem, referring to the passage quoted or to the translation
- metaphorical, metaphorically.
- q. v.
- quod vide.
Works & Authors cited:
- Fritzner’s Dictionary, 1867.
- Homiliu-bók. (F. II.)
- Postula Sögur. (F. III.)
- Fornaldar Sögur. (C. II.)