Faðerni

Old Norse Dictionary - faðerni

Meaning of Old Norse word "faðerni" in English.

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

faðerni Old Norse word can mean:

faðerni
n. fatherhood, paternity, FmS. vii. 164; at f. eðr móðerni, on father’s or mother’s side, Eg. 267, FmS. ix. 251; verða sekr um f., to be convicted of fatherhood, Grág. i. 86; ganga við f., to acknowledge one’s fatherhood, FmS. i. 257, ii. 19, iii. 130; faðerni opp. to móðerni, vi. 223.
faðerni
β. patrimony, Skv. 3. 67.
faðerni
γ. a parent, the father; ekki var breytt um f. Kolla, Bjarn. 45 MS. (Ed. wrongly föðurinn); hann var ljóss ok fagr eptir f. sínu, as his father, Edda 7.
faðerni
δ. eccl. = Lat. paternitas, BS. ii. 14, 80, 151, Th. 12, Mar., etc.

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

Abbreviations used:

f.
feminine.
n.
neuter.
opp.
opposed.
v.
vide.
S.
Saga.
eccl.
ecclesiastical.
etc.
et cetera.
l.
line.
Lat.
Latin.

Works & Authors cited:

Eg.
Egils Saga. (D. II.)
Fms.
Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
Grág.
Grágás. (B. I.)
Skv.
Sigurðar-kviða. (A. II.)
Bjarn.
Bjarnar Saga. (D. II.)
Edda
Edda. (C. I.)
Bs.
Biskupa Sögur. (D. III.)
Mar.
Maríu Saga. (F. III.)
Th.
Theophilus. (F. III.)
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