Fjöldi

Old Norse Dictionary - fjöldi

Meaning of Old Norse word "fjöldi" (or fjǫldi) in English.

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

fjöldi (fjǫldi)
and fjölði, a, m. multitude, Fms. i. 37, Eg. 74, 79, Nj. 8; fjöldi manna = fjölmenni, N. G. L. i. 30.

Orthography: The Cleasby & Vigfusson book used letter ö to represent the original Old Norse vowel ǫ. Therefore, fjöldi may be more accurately written as fjǫldi.

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

Abbreviations used:

L.
Linnæus.
m.
masculine.

Works & Authors cited:

Eg.
Egils Saga. (D. II.)
Fms.
Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
N. G. L.
Norges Gamle Love. (B. II.)
Nj.
Njála. (D. II.)
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