Fá-mennr

Old Norse Dictionary - fá-mennr

Meaning of Old Norse word "fá-mennr" in English.

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

fá-mennr Old Norse word can mean:

fá-mennr
older form fá-meðr, mod. fá-menntr, adj. having few men, few followers, Fas. i. 25, Fs. 71, Nj. 95, Fms. vii. 250: compar., fámennari, iii. 18; fámeðri, Hkr. ii. 22.
fá-mennr
β. neut., fámennt, thinly peopled, solitary; f. og danfligt, Lv. 22: cp. the Icel. phrase, hér er fámennt og góðmennt, here are few but good people.

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

Abbreviations used:

adj.
adjective.
compar.
comparative.
mod.
modern.
cp.
compare.
f.
feminine.
Icel.
Iceland, Icelander, Icelanders, Icelandic.
l.
line.
neut.
neuter.
v.
vide.

Works & Authors cited:

Fas.
Fornaldar Sögur. (C. II.)
Fms.
Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
Fs.
Forn-sögur. (D. II.)
Hkr.
Heimskringla. (E. I.)
Nj.
Njála. (D. II.)
Lv.
Ljósvetninga Saga. (D. II.)
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