Eyma

Old Norse Dictionary - eyma

Meaning of Old Norse word "eyma" in English.

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

eyma Old Norse word can mean:

eyma
d, [aumr], to feel sore; in the phrase, e. sik, to wail, Hom. 155: reflex., eymask, id., Post. (Fr.)
eyma
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

Abbreviations used:

Fr.
French in etymologies.
id.
idem, referring to the passage quoted or to the translation
m.
masculine.
reflex.
retlexive.
impers.
impersonal.
metaph.
metaphorical, metaphorically.
mod.
modern.
pers.
person.
q. v.
quod vide.
v.
vide.

Works & Authors cited:

Fr.
Fritzner’s Dictionary, 1867.
Hom.
Homiliu-bók. (F. II.)
Post.
Postula Sögur. (F. III.)
Fas.
Fornaldar Sögur. (C. II.)
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